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Mental health report criticised over priority treatment for employed

A government report into mental health care has come under criticism after it called for preferential treatment for people in work.

The paper, by the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, estimated that around 70 million days were lost to mental illness last year costing the economy between £70 and £100 billion.

As a result the report calls for an investigation into fast-tracking people in work with mental health concerns to get the necessary care to minimise time taken off. Continue reading

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More free school meals for under 7’s

Vital support has been offered to 160,000 children in infant schools says Children Society Exec Matthew Reed.

Free school meals will be handed out to desperate infants but this is not nearly enough as thousands of juniors and secondary school children go hungry daily according to government figures. This is why the government should be made to build on this and not only feed every poor child but take the fundamental steps to bring the children out of poverty and away from the social stigmas attached.

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