Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

The SKWAWKBOX Tory manifesto on social care – a Frankenstein’s monster of bolted-together bad policies As Jeremy Corbyn’s informal social media feed revealed today, Britain’s biggest pensioners’ organisation, the NPC (National Pensioners Convention) has called the Tory manifesto (or ‘my manifesto’, as Theresa May kept calling it) a “Frankenstein’s monster” of bolted-together bad policies that will damage pensioners and place an unfair burden on their families: The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) describes Tory manifesto pledge…

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Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Politics and Insights The  Mirror reports: “In the UK the number of ­women taking their own lives has grown steadily since 2011. Mental health issues make up 23 per cent of those with health problems making contact with the NHS. But mental health provision has received only 13 per cent of the overall funding. Since 2011 the number of beds for mental health patients has fallen by 8 per cent.” Last year female suicides hit…

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“Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne

“Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne

Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has reacted angrily to the discovery that the government has apparently offered Conservative-led Surrey Council special terms to back down on a proposal to increase council tax by 15 percent in order to deal with the social care crisis. Read the full story at “Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne — Andrew Gwynne MP

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