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Launch of Project to Support Adult Social Care Sector with Data and Cyber Security

Dania Hanif

Published: January 13, 2020

The Association is delighted to announce the launch of a project that seeks to better understand the digital, data and technology issues faced by social care providers of services to working age adults and how best to support them implement safe data and cyber security practices. In collaboration with VODG, we will use surveys, focus groups,…

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Enterprise Development Programme Expands to Include Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2019

Following a successful pilot, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) will reopen in the New Year, and will expand to be able to support charities and social enterprises operating in the mental health and equality sectors, in addition to those working in homelessness and youth. The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies…

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EU Exit Planning Case Studies

Dania Hanif

Published: December 4, 2019

In addition to your participation in the fortnightly survey, CPA want to share examples of how care providers are preparing for EU exit. Please let us know if you would consider being featured as a case study in – for example – guidance, social media or trade press? Topics would include: how you are supporting…

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EU Exit Planning Survey

Dania Hanif

Published: November 27, 2019

As members of the Care Providers Alliance, we are undertaking a survey of care providers in the VCSE mental health sector to understand the sector’s preparedness in the case of Brexit; this will run fortnightly, will be open for 7 days only, and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. No individual organisation will…

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Call for evidence: Weight Management for People with Severe Mental Illness

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate weight management for people severely affected by mental illness. The project, which is funded by the VCSE…

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Call for evidence: Helping People with Severe Mental Illness to Stop Smoking

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Friends, Families and Travellers, Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate how to best support people severely affected by mental illness to stop…

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Early 'Frailty' and Mental Health Focus Group

Dania Hanif

Published: November 4, 2019

As members of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, The Association is holding a focus group on Wednesday 13 November, 10-12pm to engage with people with mental illness and frailty. For the project, we are primarily relying on the NHS definition of frailty – “Frailty is where someone is less able to cope and recover…

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Launch of Enterprise Development Programme

Dania Hanif

Published: November 1, 2019

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The programme aims to provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them become more financially resilient by developing new enterprise models, or by growing existing…

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Law Change to Provide Thousands More With Access to Personal Health Budgets

Dania Hanif

Published: October 31, 2019

One hundred thousand more people who use wheelchairs or need support for ongoing mental health problems will soon have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage has laid legislation in parliament today that will bring this…

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Response to New Mental Health Act Figures

Dania Hanif

Published: October 29, 2019

Figures published by NHS Digital today show an increase in detentions of 2% under the Mental Health Act from last year with known rates of detention for the ‘Black or Black British’ group being over four times those of the White group. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of The Association, commented: “The latest figures show yet another…

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Call for Evidence: Barriers for marginalised groups to accessing breast screening

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

In England, breast screening is currently offered at 3-yearly intervals to women aged from 50 up to their 71st birthday. In 2017/18, 2.54 million women aged 50-70 were invited for breast screening of which 70.5% attended. Early diagnosis is key to improving the likelihood of successful treatment of an ageing population. The NHS breast screening…

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Call for Evidence: Reducing health inequalities for people living with frailty

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

As part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we are working with Friends, Families, and Travellers to deliver a project which aims to help NHS England identify: Why there are inconsistences in delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life Opportunities to reduce and overcome the barriers to accessible health…

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