Bedroom tax: Samaritans called in to train housing staff as levy sparks suicide attempts 21 Jul 2013 Demand for training sessions with experts from the emotional support charity has shot up 48% in the past three months, the Sunday People reports. Housing chiefs are calling in Samaritans as the Bedroom Tax pushes more tenants to […]
Foreigners who visit Britain for more than six months will be made to pay at least £200 a year to use NHS services, under a set of proposals to be introduced tomorrow. The measures, to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and put out for consultation, aim to crackdown on the illegitimate use […]
Greater Manchester Against The Bedroom Tax NO BEDROOM TAX FEDERATION RALLY and CONFERENCE 1pm – 4pm Sat 20th July Friends Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS We are out to Axe the Bedroom Tax. We need to build a bigger, better organised movement that is larger, broader, stronger, more determined, and more effective. That is […]
“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”
Karen Reissmann, community nurse and UNISON activist, was sacked by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in 2007. She was sacked for speaking out about cuts and the effect of privatisation.
Would you be interested in discussing your experience of the ending of your Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)? What is this research about? I am Peter Lydon, a final year clinical psychology trainee from Lancaster University. I am conducting a research project as part of my training, supervised by Dr. Ian smith (Clinical psychologist, Lancaster doctorate […]
More on Police Chief Sir Peter Fahy concerns for people who suffer a mental illness in the City of Manchester!
Police struggle with mental health calls Published on Friday 8 March 2013 POLICE officers are struggling to cope with the number of cases they deal with involving people with mental health issues, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has warned. Sir Peter Fahy said policeman were being tied up for as long as […]
1500 DISABLED PEOPLE DEAD FROM STARVATION, ILLNESS AND SUICIDE AFTER BEING DEEMED ‘FIT FOR WORK’ BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST 2011 ATOS DON’T GIVE A TOSS! Time to fight back ! 31 May, 12pm: Protest march from Albert Square to ATOS “assessment” centre at Albert Bridge House 6 June, 7pm: Public Meeting at Friends’ Meeting House […]
Yesterday Manchester Parliamentary Candidates kindly answered the questions of Service Users. Yesterday the Manchester Press decided to ignore every family in Manchester, not one journalist from TV, Radio or the Manchester Evening News wished to report on six MP’s who’s story you can read below.Nick Clegg the Leader of the Lib Dems this week said he supported the Services Users and openly gave his support to The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Parliamentary candidate Nurse Karen Reissmann who is standing against Sir Gerald Kaufman in Gorton, Manchester. Nick Clegg is a long time supporter of Manchester Users Network and Nurse Karen
BOOK ONE: “More Time for Politics” is the publication of Tonys Diaries from 2001-2007 and is signed by Tony Benn ‘To the patients of Park House’
BOOK TWO “Dare to Be a Daniel Tony Benn, Then and Now” and Signed By Tony Benn with the words in Tonys own handwriting ‘For the support of Karen Reissmann’
It’s a beautiful written book about Tonys life and times and will be a historical collection piece for when the story is told about Karen’s own heroic stand for the patients of Manchester, it would make a wonderful present at Christmas for anyone who is interested in politics.