Money

Breathing Space – how to reach more people?

From Money and Mental Health – shocking statistics https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/how-can-the-government-ensure-that-breathing-space-reaches-more-people/ “…the Mental Health Breathing Space scheme is not currently serving all those it could. The number of people accessing the scheme falls significantly short of HM Treasury’s predictions. Just 786 people benefited from it as of February this year, compared to a Treasury forecast of 27,500 …

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Cost of Living Survival Kit from MSE

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/ This is an excellent guide and I thought it worth featuring here.  Financial security is obviously so important for mental health and these are very difficult times for lots of people. Find out what you can do to save pennies and pounds.  Lots of good ideas and advice.

Poor mental health costs the UK a staggering £118 billion per year but much of this is preventable.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-problems-cost-uk-economy-least-118-billion-year This is the stunning headline from a new report from the Mental Health Foundation with the London School of Economics and Political Science, ‘The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK’, which provides evidence from the UK and around the world that proves prevention interventions work. Many mental …

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Diverse Abilities – Dorset’s Disability Charity

A reminder of this service for help with claiming benefits and completing a Lasting Power of Attorney https://diverseabilities.org.uk/advice   Mission To enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential by providing a lifetime of sustainable support and educational services. BSL INTERPRETERS AVAILABLE “The Diverse Abilities Advice Team offers help and support to …

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Financial Support from Dorset Council

https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2021/12/07/financial-support-for-dorset-residents-in-need-this-winter/ Residents in need, including vulnerable families, will receive help with the cost of food and heating and other essentials this winter.  Unfortunately the eligibility criteria mean that only those on Universal Credit and not those on ESA and disability benefits can take advantage of this. The link from the article doesn’t work – try …

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