Mental health

How the £25 million learning disability housing fund will help my family

Today the Department of Health announced the 52 successful bidders for a £25m housing and technology fund to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. Gloucestershire council successfully bid for £1.8m to be used for three projects. Karen, parent carer representative …

New co-chairs announced for expert working group on the mental health of looked-after children

Alison O’Sullivan and Professor Peter Fonagy have been appointed as the new co-chairs of the Expert Working Group for Looked-After Children. Alison O’Sullivan is the former president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and Professor Peter Fonagy …

Minister for Mental Health, Alistair Burt - 'Liverpool’s bid to become UK’s first autism friendly city benefits us all'

Alistair Burt writes ahead of World Autism Awareness Day about Liverpool's great initiative and the the government's commitment to those living with autism. Plus: Read the Liverpool Echo piece about this - Five reasons why Liverpool deserves to be named UK’s …