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…the evidence below appears to indicate that it will… Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits (Charlotte Pickles, Ed Holmes, Hannah Titley, Ben Dobson, February 2016, Reform Research Trust) In the UK many disabled people want to work but are trapped on what remains a broadly passive system – almost three quarters of claimants who have had their Work Capability Assessment (WCA) are in the support group with no requirement to engage with, and little access to, support services. As the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has argued: “what is needed is to bring the […]
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Valuing mental health equally with physical health Inquiry into Parity of Esteem 2014/15 The All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health (APPGMH) is a group of MPs and Peers from all political parties who are interested in mental health. It meets about five times a year to hear from people with mental health problems, Government Ministers and healthcare professionals. The group is chaired by James Morris MP and the vice chairs are Mike Thornton MP and Gloria De Piero MP. Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and the Royal College of Psychiatrists support the group with administrative tasks. The APPG on Mental Health has […]
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