The Stevenson/Farmer review of Mental Health and Employers: Thriving at Work

Thriving at Work (pdf) is an independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer.

Published in October 2017, the review sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.

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Select Committee report and Government response: Adult Social Care

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The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.

This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.

The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).

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Scottish Government consultation: Socio-Economic Duty

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In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socio-economic duty to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper (pdf) asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the duty. This consultation closes on 12 September 2017.

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Government Equalities Office announcement: Gender Recognition Act Consultation

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The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.

This July 2017 news is accompanied by a national survey on LGBT experiences, and a reduction in the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men (from 12 to 3 months).

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