The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:
Homelessness is on the rise in London with increasing numbers of people forced to spend a night on the streets.
Drugs and alcohol are often identified as key factors – but the link between sleeping rough and mental illness goes under the radar.
"As a first step towards this change, I'm announcing a new £40 million package to both prevent and tackle the causes of homelessness.
Theresa May has announced a £40 million package designed to prevent homelessness by intervening to help individuals and families before they end up on the streets. The Prime Minister said that the move was a first step in a policy shift moving the focus away from dealing with the consequences of homelessness and putting […]
"We can now not just get rid of David Cameron, but the whole rotten Tory Government." This was greeted with loud cheers.
By: Paul Reed A massive number of people from all around the UK marched on London, demanding a total end to government austerity measures and the immediate resignation of David Cameron. Manchester User’s Network in collaboration with members of Unison estimated up to 80.000 people however, later the official count was given as […]
A “dangerous” psychiatric patient who absconded from a London clinic has been found after a nationwide police manhunt.
Reece Burton, 25, was attending the North London Clinic in Edmonton, Enfield on permitted ground leave when he absconded on 20 November 2015.
“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO
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 […]