#socialcarefuture is an informal and volunteer-run platform for all wishing to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care.”  It is for those who want to take part in imagining, creating and communicating a future where what we currently call social care makes a major contribution to the health, well-being and success of people, communities and our economy –  a future in which the public recognise it as something to be invested in because it is important to them and to the country as a whole.  

#socialcare future will do so by providing platforms for dialogue and the sharing of ideas on and offline and via encouraging and by supporting a year of focused action for positive change.   Anyone with a stake in the future of social care is welcome to become involved and to contribute.

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#socialcarefuture

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 20:18 0 Comments

#socialcarefuture is an informal and volunteer-run platform for all wishing to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care.”  It is for those who want to take part in imagining, creating and communicating a future where what we currently call social care makes a major contribution to the health, well-being and success of people, communities and our economy –  a future in which the public recognise it as something to be invested in because it is important…

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Design in Mental Health Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 0 Comments

The DiMHN is a not-for-profit, social enterprise company with charitable
aims and is open to anyone with an interest in the design of mental health
facilities. We do mean anyone – from architects to nursing staff, from
building contractors to service users. If you’re interested, and everyone
should be, you’re welcome.

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They heard voices - documentary

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 0 Comments

Is schizophrenia hard science or an arbitrary, catch-all term with no real meaning? What does it mean for those experiencing psychosis?

The film is a series of wide-ranging interviews with voice hearers, medical historians, anthropologists and psychiatrists from Britain and America.

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A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 15, 2018 at 18:20 0 Comments

A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey demonstrates the reality of what families must go through to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time and challenges the assumption that “they look after their own, don’t they”.

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: Interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2018 at 20:13 0 Comments

An Independent Review of the Mental Health Act is in process.  A summary of the work so far has just been published: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-the-mental-health-act-interim-report

Akiko Hart has written a personal…

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Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 0 Comments

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

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#socialcarefuture

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 0 Comments



#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…

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Beyond Closed Doors:

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

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A new vision for mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 0 Comments

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…

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Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 0 Comments

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

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