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    “It’s about including people – as simple as that. Let’s be a shining example of equality in action – it’s what we’re all about isn’t it?!” The Equality Act 2010 places statutory duties on political parties. It covers: Branches, constituencies, regional and national structures, Staff, officers, candidates, representatives and volunteers, Services to members including meetings, events and campaigns, Political activities, and Positive action. The duties under the Act are continuing. They are not about doing something once. The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people is anticipatory. It is not about waiting for a disabled person to ask for changes […]
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    Psychiatry has always lagged behind general medicine and governments be they Labour, Liberal or Conservative have consistently failed to address the disparity. But mental health affects one in four of our populations and can cost the country in many ways. The cost of psychiatric services is just a small part, mental health problems can damage physical health, can limit a person’s capacity to work, can affect the health of relatives and can place a burden on the police, the courts and prison service. So why then as a country are we neglecting a health problem that affects so many and […]
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