Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.
This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).
‘Undocumented migrants find themselves criminalised for doing what they must to survive.’
This is according to the April 2018 guidance (pdf) from Liberty on defending migrants’ rights and tackling the hostile environment
In July 2015, the Government announced that it would delay reforms of social care funding from April 2016 to April 2020.
In response, the House of Commons Library have published a February 2018 briefing paper outlining the postponement of these reforms.
This paper finds:
The Government cited the expected £6 billion cost of the policy (over five years) at “a time of consolidation” as the reason for the delay, and noted the “genuine concerns raised by stakeholders” about the introduction of the changes
The Government has stated that it will publish a Green Paper on social care for older people by the 2018 parliamentary summer recess (which starts on 25 July), and undertake a parallel programme of work in regard to social care for working age adults
In December 2017, the revised date of April 2020 for the introduction of the cap was dropped and no new date was announced. The Government told the House that this postponement was necessary “to allow for fuller engagement and the development of the approach, and so that reforms to the care system and how it is paid for are considered in the round”.
Read the full report.
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.
The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has called for a “wholesale shift in the scale of ambition across Government and the NHS on children’s mental health care.”
There’s no evidence that social housing allocation favours migrants, says an August 2017 briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
Key Issues 2017 is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the June Parliament.
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation risk of becoming homeless by 2020, finds a June 2017 report by Shelter. And the most important factor here is the shortfall between housing benefit and the cost of private renting.