A group of social care and mental health charities have united to strengthen calls on the government to help them to continue to deliver services to those in need.
On Monday 8th April 2020, Heath Secretary Matt Hancock announced an investment boost of £750m for charities. However this money focuses specifically on providers such as, Hospices, St John Ambulance, Domestic Violence agencies and the Citizens Advice Bureau. Mental Health provision was not included and controversially, social care providers were offered a badge!
Dissatisfied with Mr Hancock’s handouts, The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Impact, SAFS and Wish have united to make a stand and lobby the government to form a safety net around the services they provide to those in need during these unprecedented times.
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