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Association of Mental Health Providers is looking for a new Chair

Edward Strudwick

Published: June 9, 2017

Association of Mental Health Providers are the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. We represent our membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations with the purpose of providing a professional platform on which the vital work of…

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Encouraging Personalised Care and Support Planning in Mental Health Services

Edward Strudwick

Published: May 12, 2017

– Edward Strudwick, Operations Manager As we approach the end of Mental Health Awareness week 2017 it is important to think about not only those who have a mental health condition but also those people and organisations who work hard, often without recognition, to support them. With two out of every three adults saying that…

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Appointment of New Chair of TLAP Board

Edward Strudwick

Published: May 12, 2017

Clenton Farquharson MBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the TLAP Board. A long serving member of the National Co-production Advisory Group, Clenton is a well-established and highly reputed coach, trainer and consultant and has played a vital role in ensuring that all of TLAP’s work is co-produced to represent the views of people…

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MHPF responds to Spring Budget

Edward Strudwick

Published: March 8, 2017

MHPF welcomes the announcement today that this government will invest an additional £2 billion into social care with half coming in 2017/18. It is vital for this investment to be used in the most effective way possible, across all ages and conditions. We hope that the proposed Green paper will be a positive step forward…

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MHPF response to MP George Freeman's comments on disability benefits

Edward Strudwick

Published: February 28, 2017

MHPF was deeply disappointed to hear the comments from George Freeman MP, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, suggesting that welfare spending, specifically Personal Independence Payments [PIP], should prioritise “really disabled people” rather than those who were “taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety.” It is vital for people to understand the…

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VCSE has vital role in reducing delayed discharge

Edward Strudwick

Published: January 6, 2017

Figures released today are revealing the serious problem of delayed discharge from mental health trusts and the impact this is having on both the trusts and people who use them. Analysis has shown that over 17,500 bed days were lost in October 2016 alone with the main cause being a lack of social care and…

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MHPF responds to Autumn Statement

Edward Strudwick

Published: November 23, 2016

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of MHPF has the following to say: “MHPF were disappointed that the Autumn Statement did not address the very real and significant problems facing social care. Social care funding enables the voluntary sector to provide vital support to those in communities. Without adequately funding these measures,…

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MHPF response to Mental Health Taskforce report

Edward Strudwick

Published: March 7, 2016

MHPF and the Mental Health Voluntary Sector (MHVS) welcome the very candid Mental Health Task Force report and findings spanning the variety of system, culture and service delivery issues affecting the lives of people with mental health needs.   We look forward to further detail regarding the implementation of the recommendations and resources to support…

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