Our Policy Work
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Rethink Mental Illness has published today new research showing that government plans to cap housing benefit to people in supported housing risk the recovery of people affected by mental health problems, particularly those with the highest support needs.
Last summer, Rethink Mental Illness was commissioned by the Mental Health Alliance to conduct the largest survey into the 34 year old Act. The message from the research was clear: the Act is no longer fit for purpose and there is a growing need for it to be reformed.
This is an exciting time for mental health. The Mental Health Taskforce has published its recommendations to improve mental health outcomes over the next five years. Within this, the NHS has committed to £1billion to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce.
Our policy team work to ensure the rights of people severely affected by mental illness are respected and enhanced.