Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.
This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.
‘The childcare system in England is not fit for purpose and is failing to meet the needs of parents, children and the economy.’ This is from an October 2018 update to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)’s briefings on the gender impact of policy, made ahead of the year’s Autumn Budget.
The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.
This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The UK Government has begun to publish a series of guidance on how businesses and citizens can prepare for a ‘No Deal’ scenario in August 2018.
The House of Commons Library has published an August 2018 briefing paper on social care, in relation to the forthcoming Green Paper on older people and parallel programme.
‘It has become clear to the BMA that the risks of Brexit for the nation’s health are too great, and that it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the kind of deal which will work to the benefit of patients, the medical workforce and health services across the UK and Europe.’ These words are from …
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Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.
This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Children’s human rights are the basic things that children need to thrive, be free and live in dignity. A July 2018 policy briefing by CRAE explores how a children’s rights approach to tackling mental health issues among children can help to address this growing problem.
The government’s Domestic Abuse Fund 2018-2020, worth £18.8 million, will support proposals for the provision of core support for refuges and other accommodation-based services. The closing date for applications is 17 August 2018.
“With 800,000 in poverty, 700,000 on healthcare waiting lists and 10,000 homeless, its time to tackle Ireland’s inequality” Social Justice Ireland have published a July 2018 Inequality Policy Briefing with suggestions on how to reduce Ireland’s inequality.