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.
The Mental Welfare Commission have published a May 2017 guide to ensure mental health patients have their human rights respected at key points in their treatment. The guide – called Rights in Mind (pdf) – is a practical document that lists people’s rights when they are first admitted to hospital, when they are on the ward, when …
The House of Commons Library published a briefing on migrants and benefits in March 2017. This paper brings together the UK’s main data sources on benefits and tax credits paid to migrants living in the UK.
The Women’s Budget Group published a briefing paper on social care in March 2017. The WBG noted that women bore the brunt of the crisis in social care – the majority of those in need of care and the majority of the care workforce, paid and unpaid, are women.