The Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill is passing through Parliament at the time of writing. Some minor amendments are anticipated before the Bill becomes law. This article attempts to summarise 9 of the 86 Clauses in the Bill ‐ those which are most relevant to people claiming benefits because of their incapacity to work and those who try to work when they can.
In this issue, we profile three very different user‐led initiatives: a thriving user forum in Kent (FURST) involved in a wide range of local activities; the European Network of (Ex‐) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, which promotes the rights of mental health service users on a European level; and a winning New Deal ‘innovative scheme’ designed by Talent to Work, a registered charity founded by an ex‐user of mental health services. Do not forget that the Network Page is your chance to share information or make contact with others. If you are involved in an innovative project or partnership, why not use this space to tell our readers about it? Contact Adam Pozner at OUTSET. Tel. 0181‐692 7141.
Is the path back to work paved with incentives? Reflecting on the last five years, Judy, an editorial board member and the regular compiler of the journal's Benefits page…
Is the path back to work paved with incentives? Reflecting on the last five years, Judy, an editorial board member and the regular compiler of the journal's Benefits page, suggests that although improvements have been made, those returning to work after a period of ill health still have to follow a bumpy road.
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