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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No more top-down reorganisation in mental health but much more funding, experts urge

BMJ, 21 January 2015

Mental health experts have called on all political parties to commit to radically boosting mental healthcare spending and cautioned against further major structural reorganisation.

They said that the quality of services varied too much and that patients needed far better access to treatments including psychological therapies, community support, and crisis care….

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Children’s mental health services ‘cut by £50m’

BBC News, 9 January 2015

NHS spending on children’s mental health services in England has fallen by more than 6% in real terms since 2010, according to official figures.

The cut, equivalent to nearly £50m, was revealed by NHS England in a parliamentary answer…

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