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Response to Chief Social Worker for Adults’ Annual Report

Dan Garbutt

Published: May 16, 2022

We are very pleased to note that the Chief Social Worker for Adults’ Annual Report acknowledges the incredibly hard work of the sector, and its stakeholders, in addressing social care needs. The report exemplifies the vital work that the Chief Worker for Adults and Mental Health Social Work Lead are doing to address the current…

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Response to Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement

Dan Garbutt

Published: March 24, 2022

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement comes at a time when the cost of living is rising at its highest rate for many years. The resulting crisis is likely to move many people into poverty, which can and does significantly impact on people’s mental health. Our members, VCSE mental health and wellbeing service providers,…

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NHS Same Day Emergency Care - Your Feedback Sought

Dan Garbutt

Published: March 7, 2022

NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have established a project group to co-produce a list of practical ideas for hospitals that offer Same Day Emergency Care services to improve the experience of care. This is aimed at benefiting those who use the service, and also those who work within the service. In order to…

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Response to Publication of Integration White Paper

Dania Hanif

Published: February 11, 2022

This week, on 9 February, we saw for the first time the publication of the Government’s Integration White Paper, intended to pave the way for a more joined up and inter-connected approach to health and social care. The intent to improve the ways in which disparate services work together to the benefit of those most…

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Consultation on revoking vaccination as condition of deployment (VCOD) policy

Dan Garbutt

Published: February 10, 2022

The consultation on revoking the vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) policy is now live. This consultation covers both the CQC-regulated care homes policy, which came into effect on 11 November, and the policy for wider health and social care settings, which is due to come into effect on 1 April. The consultation is…

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Mental Health Sustainability Programme - Helpline Fund Grants Awarded

Dan Garbutt

Published: February 2, 2022

Association of Mental Health Providers is very pleased to announce a series of grants from the recently established Helpline Fund, set up to support small-medium sized mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who offer a helpline provision. The fund has been made possible by a generous £50,000 donation from Bupa Foundation, and provides…

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Regulations Making Vaccines a Condition of Deployment for Health and Social Care Staff to be Revoked

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 1, 2022

Key points: Vaccination as a condition of deployment revisited as Omicron replaces Delta as dominant variant. Legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed to be removed, subject to consultation and parliamentary approval. Vast majority of health and care workers vaccinated but remainder are urged to Get Boosted Now as a…

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Adult Social Care Reform White Paper Response

Dania Hanif

Published: December 3, 2021

This week, the Government published its long-awaited People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform White Paper, setting out a ten-year vision for adult social care, with details on the implementation of the funded proposals, announced in September and at the Autumn Spending Review. The document covers many key aspects such as housing,…

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Second Round of Grants Awarded in Mental Health Sustainability Programme

Hayley Alton

Published: September 8, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to share that the second round of grants from the Mental Health Sustainability Fund have been successfully administered; and we are supporting 29 organisations with a share of approximately £85,000*. These successful organisations demonstrated that they would use the money to contribute to their sustainability and were supporting…

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Response to Social Care Announcements

Dania Hanif

Published: September 8, 2021

The pandemic has seen social care brought to the forefront of public attention like never before and “reform” of the sector has been long-awaited. The announcements (7 Sept) are a step forward but not what we had hoped, and we are concerned that the plans outlined may not solve the social care crisis as is…

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Social Care Reform - Letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State

Dania Hanif

Published: June 21, 2021

Leaders of organisations representing adult social care have written to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State to urge the Government to act now to reform England’s social care system and publish its proposals urgently. Kathy Roberts is one of eight signatories in her capacity as CEO of The Association and Chair of the…

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Signposting Partnership with Chasing the Stigma Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: June 10, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to announce our new partnership with Chasing the Stigma, which allows us to embed the ground-breaking Hub of Hope platform onto our website to use as a signposting tool and include the services provided by our membership of 250+ voluntary and community sector mental health organisations. Visitors currently…

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