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Developing employment services can feel like trying to push water uphill. Staff must often battle against local mental health services that have only a short history of interest in this issue, a welfare benefit system that speaks of promoting opportunity but seems to block every step forward, and...
Emily Summers has been project leader of Fit for Life for three months, during which time she has helped clients to access a wide range of activities, from yoga to astronomy. Emily introduces the project, and Rachel Moss describes her experience of Fit for Life from a mental health service user's...
A great deal has already been written about payments to people in day centres and sheltered workshops, but most writers just discuss what can be done within the law. This paper takes a different approach by considering what the authors think is right rather than just what is allowed. The National...