The number of mental health patients held in police cells in Greater Manchester has plunged in just 12 months.
NHS figures show that fewer than five people experiencing a mental health crisis were held at the region’s police stations in 2013/14 compared with more than 200 in 2012/13.
It follows a major push by police, mental health chiefs and local councils to ensure that people in crisis are given better access to the right care.
Newton Heath: Rememberance Day, Respecting is part of their makeup !
Young and old stood shoulder to shoulder in this poignant ceremony marking the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War A bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’ which marked the beginning and the end of the two minutes’ silence.
Duncan Edwards Court: An elderly woman has died after a fire at sheltered housing!
The 88-year-old’s body was discovered after an automatic alarm was triggered when smoke started filling the building just before 10am.
Neighbours had complained of an acrid smell before the tragic discovery was made in a bedroom of the warden-controlled flats in Newton Heath.
Duncan Edward Court: An elderly woman has died after a fire at sheltered housing!
Officers said smoke had badly damaged the inside of the flat, but the fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived.
ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !
Salford has a huge number of alerts, referrals and safeguarding issues with adults, which range from neglect to physical abuse, to financial and emotional abuse, according to a new report by the Salford Adult Safeguarding Board.
Dame Sally Davies spoke about the time she ate hash cakes and hallucinated !
Earlier this week, England’s top doctor called for a ban on smoking in parks – to set a better example for children.
But yesterday, Dame Sally Davies spoke again about the time she ate hash cakes and hallucinated.
The chief medical officer, who has previously admitted taking cannabis at university, blamed the bad experience which made her stop dabbling with the illegal drug on ‘contaminants’ in an interview.
RALLY COME & JOIN US: MUN GIVES SUPPORT TO STAND AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM
Anti Semitism is at an all time high.
Rally in solidarity with UKJews
Declare your pride in Judaism. r
There will be big name speakers from both within and from outside
the Jewish community at the rally, including:
Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP – Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Ivan Lewis MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Henry Ferster – Holocaust Survivor
Jonathan Arkush – Vice President, Board of Deputies
Rabbi Daniel Walker – Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Amir Ellituv – Sha’are Hayim Sephardi Congregation, Hale
BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY AND SHOW
HOW PROUD WE ARE TO BE JEWISH
Eugene St Leger, from Bramhall, Stockport, was rushed to Stepping Hill Hospital after his sister Alexandra found him face down in a pool of blood in the family’s cellar after he cut his neck with a piece of glass
Greater Manchester Police was also criticized for their handling of rape incidents, with victims suffering from mental health, those young of age or intoxicated “more likely to receive a poor service.”
Greater Manchester Police has launched a new pilot scheme to deliver enhanced support to people with mental health
Greater Manchester Police has launched a new pilot scheme to deliver enhanced support to people with mental health problems.
Crisis Intervention Launch 06In an effort to develop a more holistic approach to dealing with mental health in the community, 17 Police Constables have received comprehensive mental health awareness training to become ‘Crisis Intervention Officers’. The scheme has been initially unveiled in the North Manchester area and is considered to be the first of its kind in the country.
completed their training and were officially launched into the community on Wednesday 20 August. With the additional training they are specially equipped to attend incidents involving people who are seen to be experiencing mental health issues, understand the issues and provide support accordingly.
Council chiefs in Rochdale are refusing compensation to a victim of child sex abuse because they say that his claim is out of time.
Sir Cyril SmithTheir stance that the claim is “statute barred” could hit many who were sexually abused decades ago as children in the care of Rochdale borough council, where the paedophile MP Sir Cyril Smith was a dominant figure for many years.
The victim, whose identity Exaro is protecting and who asked to be referred to as “Peter”, said that from the age of 12 he suffered a horrendous catalogue of sexual abuse by a staff member at a children’s home.