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Mind comment on pre-budget announcement

Paul Farmer CBE | Mind

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Mind are still seeking reassurance from the Government that nobody who needs support from benefits because their mental health makes it difficult to work will lose their income in the move over to Universal Credit, says Paul Farmer, CEO Mind.


NHS mental health services have been underfunded for decades and we know that too often, people don't get the help and support they need, when they need it.

This commitment ahead of the long term plan indicates that mental health is rightly high on the Government's agenda, and has the potential to improve access to care, once detailed plans are clear.

People with mental health problems tell us that support from other parts of Government are also vital.

We are still seeking reassurance from the Government that nobody who needs support from benefits because their mental health makes it difficult to work will lose their income in the move over to Universal Credit. This has not yet been forthcoming.

Under current plans, more than three million people will be forced to reapply within as little as a month.

Many will struggle to go through this complex process, and could be left without any financial support. If the Government is really intent on prioritising the nation's mental health, it needs to guarantee nobody with mental health problems will be left without their income as a result of moving to Universal Credit.

Read the most recent article written by Paul Farmer CBE - Mind responds to Spring Budget 2020

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