June 29, 2012
Benefits and health
Date(s) - 29.06.2012
All Saints Action Network
Benefits and health seminar June 2012
Before we had the NHS we had National Insurance. Before that if you couldn’t work you couldn’t eat. It’s true that in general poor people are unhealthy. But its also true that most people become poor if they become ill for long. We are much better at curing people than we were in 1911, but not every medical condition can be cured.
Dr John Middleton, Director of Public Health, Sandwell
Jeremy Vanes, Wolverhampton CAB (see below for Jeremy’s material)
Gilly Cooper and Chris Burgess, Equality West Midlands
Julie Hirst Public, Health Specialist NHS Derbyshire County
1. the impact of the rest of the welfare state (or its erosion) on health, and the demand for NHS services. That might help us to influence the agenda of the next Labour government, if there is one.
2. what can we do here and now, to help the most deprived communities apart from waiting for a Labour government to put everything right?
Bookings are closed for this event.