There’s been a big increase in cases of abuse concerning Salford’s vulnerable and elderly people, rising from 492 referrals in 2015/16, to 731 in 2016/17, up by 33%.
Five years ago the United Service Users Committee, or USUC, fought a massive campaign against cuts to mental health wellbeing drop-ins by Salford City Council and the former City Mayor, Ian Stewart.
By Salford Star NO ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL ! “Is that what we’re being reduced to? Just die quietly and don’t make a fuss? No!” Jean from Langworthy On Saturday there is a `No room at the hospital’ rally in Manchester against NHS cutbacks in Greater Manchester. In the run-up, the Salford Star presents […]
Jeremy Corbyn has called for more money to be spent on hospitals, social care and mental health, claiming the Government is "under-funding" key services.
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to union staff during a visit to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton The Labour leader claimed there was a mental health “crisis” and it needed to be funded properly, while he said Government cuts to local authority budgets were having a knock-on effect on social care. Speaking […]
Misery and Despair For Many Residents; presently living with A Mental Health Illness Within the City of Manchester
Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.
Manchester Town Hall (photo) By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report, as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]
Richard Vautrey, from the BMA, said: "I'm a bit concerned if the clinical commissioning group does not believe that patients should be fully involved and fully informed about what is happening for their care.
Tyne & Wear The move is aimed at reducing hospital admissions There is concern that patients in County Durham have not been notified that GPs must now ask a private company to decide on referrals to specialists. North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group has awarded a contract to About Health, which will advise on the […]
Mental health patients wait four years for counselling despite rules saying they must be helped in weeks
Probe finds NHS waiting list for help with conditions such as PTSD is up to 11 times longer than recommended
Getty A man talking with therapist in therapyPeople seeking counselling for conditions such as depression are facing unacceptably long waits Patients wait up to four years for NHS counselling on mental health issues – despite rules saying they should be seen in weeks. A Sunday Mirror probe found the current waiting list for “talking […]
Now that there is to be yet another review of mental health services, we will need to continue the campaign to get the best mental health services which the people of Manchester deserve.
By: Caroline Bedale First Published: 15/07/2016 Just wanted to let you all know that we have won! At least for the time being, none of the 8 community based and specialist psychological services will be closed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The Manchester Users Network had helped a service user to take […]
"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 […]