Ministers should end the “scandal” of vulnerable children and young people suffering a mental health crisis being assessed in a police cell because of a nationwide shortage of proper psychiatric facilities, an influential MP has demanded.
Dr Sarah Wollaston, the chair of the Commons health select committee, said it was “wholly unacceptable” for under-18s who are picked up by the police because they are having a breakdown to be taken into cells rather than to a specialist medical unit.
The Next patient meeting will be at 1:30pm prompt Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 Manchester Users Network (MUN) will meet on Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 at the offices of MUN. As part of “It Is Time To Be Heard” campaign. It will be an occasion to allow feedback from this campaign. A published agenda […]
Bedroom Tax: Man yells ‘I’m sick of this s**t’ before cutting throat in horrifying benefits office protest 26 Jul 2013 12:40 Witnesses say the middle-aged man sliced his throat from ear-to-ear with a knife as he spoke to an adviser A Bedroom Tax victim yelled “I’m sick of all this s**t” before cutting his throat […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the House of Commons Tuesday 28th June, 2011 the Rt Hon Tony Lloyd MP, spoke in a Westminster Hall ‘Private Members’ debate (Edale Unit Manchester) of his frustration at not being able to obtain satisfactory answers to questions relating to the proposed closure of a hospital unit that deals with some of the most […]