Discussion in 'General disability topics and advocacy' started by Andy, Jun 15, 2018.
“mental health employment specialists”
It's already started; I was just invited to the local Jobcentre to meet a bunch of them; also for people with learning difficulties, dementia, and autism.
Yikes. Is there any compulsion involved, or any suggestion benefits depend on participation?
but there will be in the future patients who miss interviews and appointments will be sanctioned the slippery slope that will eventually lead to the further dismantling of our already failing safety net . when will people decide enough is enough why should we continue to pay taxes to any government who wishes to deny or remove their responsibility to a social safety net .
It will start as 'voluntary', and become compulsory. Standard tactic.
A local "rabblerouser" (but very gently, diplomatic and subtle) and an advocate for all things complex and intermingled (ME/CFS/EDS?POTS), has taken a place on an important local NHS CCG forum and the following, IAPT, ME Services and Specialist Funding (IF) Independent Funding Requests, came up at her very first meeting.....
I was there as "public"to back her up... which meant I had 10 minutes questioning allocation-perfect!
......We had the ear of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse among others.
These matter will be discussed at the CEP as the chair seemed so concerned about all manner of ME matters which were raised; it's on the agenda for the next meeting in July.
On July 1st we have a new arrangement with a small amount of Consultant Specialist ME cover in Suffolk based in Ipswich..... more of that another time!
It's the result of a 12 year campaign and it's crumbs....BUT we hope may be the basis for more and better things. http://nandsme.blogspot.com/p/the-story-so-far.html
So we may have a perfect opportunity to "square the circle"* of IAPT, ME Services and Specialist Funding all coming together at a convenient time!
*Quote-If you try to square the circle, you try to do something that is very difficult or impossible."
ME is on the Forward programmed for Health Overview & Scrutiny Norfolk & Suffolk in October....Please wish us luck and any suggestions will be gratefully received!
Looks like a good article but I can't read it because that "featured articles" video on the left is too distracting - moving picture in the corner of my eye when I'm trying to read is too annoying. Can't scroll it away or turn it off, so the article will just have to go unread.
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