Funding mental health at a local level: unpicking the variation

NHS Providers, May 2016

NHS Providers and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) surveyed finance directors in mental health trusts and chief finance officers in CCGs to understand how the parity of esteem commitment is being implemented locally. The survey found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline with only half (52%) of providers reporting that they had received a real terms increase in funding of their services in 2015/16.

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Mental health under pressure

The King’s Fund, November 2015

This briefing paper aims to focus on mental health as a system of care, examining individual pressures within the wider context of provider and commissioner actions. Although services for children and adolescents, and older people are very much part of this system of care, this briefing paper focuses on services for adults between the ages of 16 and 65.

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Creating a better care system: setting out key considerations for a reformed, sustainable health, wellbeing and care system of the future

Local Government Association, June 2015

This report, by Ernst and Young and commissioned by the LGA, is based on the sector’s views and proposes the establishment of a £1.3 billion a year transformation fund until 2019/20 to develop a new health and social care system. Supported by a pooled health and social care budget, devolved powers for health, and reformed incentives, the fund should focus on keeping people independent and preventing complex and long-term conditions.

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At a cross-roads: the future likelihood of low incomes in old age

International Longevity Centre, June 2015

This paper outlines that there are a number of key risks facing older and younger age groups which could lead to a low standard of living in retirement.  It argues that a strategy for later life funding must secure effective funding for adult social care. The paper recommends implementing the Dilnot reforms and finding ways of ensuring the provision of mass market financial advice.

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State funding of elderly care in England has fallen by 40% in five years

BMJ, 12 June 2015

England has seen an “unprecedented” fall over the past five years in the number of people aged 65 or over who receive social care packages, despite a rise in the need for such services, delegates to a seminar on the care of older people heard on 9 June…

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Fellowship opportunities: Clore Social Leadership Programme

Equality and Diversity Forum, 12 May 2015

Applications for the Clore Social Leadership programme are open from 11 May to midday on 25 June 2015.

Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can transform the world around them.

The fully-funded Fellowship programme includes residential training, coaching, mentoring, a secondment, a research project and an individualised budget to spend on development. It’s all tailored to the individual, undertaken alongside the most inspiring, creative and supportive people you’re ever likely to meet.

Three new Specialist Fellowships are also available for 2016, for those working on gender equality, with young people and with migrant communities. Specialist Fellowships focused on finance, older people, North East England, housing and homelessness, ex-service personnel and economic resilience are also offered.

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