Develop (The Developing Valued Lifestyles Partnership) is an informal consortium of local mainstream providers of goods and services, mental health service personnel, people with mental health problems and their families and associates all working together to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health problems in the London Borough of Bromley and its environs. Develop is building bridges between services and mainstream community organisations that seek to promote recovery and valued lives in the community for people with mental health conditions.
Research into investment in employment support for disabled people highlights lack of information to support decision making
NDTi has published interim findings from research into the cost effectiveness of local authority and NHS investment in employment supports for people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems.
The initial key findings include that:
- After a period of increased spend, investment in supporting people into paid work appears to have declined in 2012/13
- Many commissioners do not have access to the data they need on services they commission to ensure they are achieving best value for money
- There appears to be limited focus on the use of personal budgets to support people into paid work.
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Help improve social care in the UK
Social care service users can be more vulnerable to poor mental health than the rest of the population.
For this reason, it's vital that the social care workforce understands the importance of promoting good mental health and wellbeing.
The Mental Health Foundation has been asked to collect the views of people who use these services about how social care workers can help people's mental health and wellbeing, so are asking whether you, or anyone you know, has experience of receiving social care support and would be willing to answer a few questions about it.
If you receive support or help from an organisation that provides social care, or you are a relative or friend of someone who does, please complete a short online survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.
If you know someone who might be interested in the survey, please forward this email to them. All responses will be handled confidentially.