Committee of Public Accounts report: Local Support for People with a Learning Disability

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Two years ago, the previous Committee of Public Accounts reported on the Department of Health’s efforts to move people with a learning disability out of mental health hospitals and into the community. In April 2017, the acting Committee published a report (pdf) on current local support.

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Work and Pensions Committee report and inquiry: Victims of Modern Slavery

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The Government estimates that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK, originating from around the world and the UK itself.

Published in April 2017, this Work and Pensions Committee report (pdf) aims to develop stage two of the UK’s counter-slavery policy.

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Committee for the Prevention of Torture report: UK detention practice

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The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a report (pdf) on UK detention practice in April 2017.

The report reviewed the treatment of people in adult and youth prisons, police custody, and immigration detention; with a specific focus on in-patient adult psychiatry.

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British Humanist Association and Young Humanists guide: How to Navigate an Education System

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The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists published a comprehensive guide (pdf) for non-religious parents and young people in April 2017. It offers support and advice on how to navigate an education system subject to undue religious influence.

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Shelter report: the Impact of Housing Problems on Mental Health

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Shelter, in partnership with ComRes,  published an April 2017 report (pdf) exploring the relationship between housing and mental health.

The report explores common mental health presentations of patients attending GP practices, the types of housing problems mentioned by patients to their GPs, and the possible associations that GPs suggested between housing and mental health. Continue reading “Shelter report: the Impact of Housing Problems on Mental Health”