All Party Parliamentary Group - speaking out for 'forgotten people'

Posted by Bill Puddicombe on 27 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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On 25th April I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on complex needs and dual diagnosis. The meeting was discussing the transfer of drug and alcohol treatment to the new Public Health arrangements and the effects it might have on those with multiple needs and exclusions.

On 25th April I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on complex needs and dual diagnosis. The meeting was discussing the transfer of drug and alcohol treatment to the new Public Health arrangements and the effects it might have on those with multiple needs and exclusions.
There were a range of speakers describing how the changes might work but plenty of time for discussion. Much of the questions from those present expressed anxiety about changes in current service provision.
The current commissioning and provision arrangements often do not work well for people with multiple needs and exclusions and we are optimistic that the changes will benefit them. It is concerning to hear so much about preserving the status quo and so little about positive change.
Equinox provides excellent, enabling services to “forgotten people”, whatever the arrangements for statutory funding may bOn 25th April I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on complex needs and dual diagnosis. The meeting was discussing the transfer of drug and alcohol treatment to the new Public Health arrangements and the effects it might have on those with multiple needs and exclusions.On 25th April I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on complex needs and dual diagnosis. The meeting was discussing the transfer of drug and alcohol treatment to the new Public Health arrangements and the effects it might have on those with multiple needs and exclusionsThere were a range of speakers describing how the changes might work but plenty of time for discussion. Much of the questions from those present expressed anxiety about changes in current service provision.

There were a range of speakers describing how the changes might work but plenty of time for discussion. Much of the questions from those present expressed anxiety about changes in current service provision.

The current commissioning and provision arrangements often do not work well for people with multiple needs and exclusions and we are optimistic that the changes will benefit them. It is concerning to hear so much about preserving the status quo and so little about positive change.

Equinox provides excellent, enabling services to “forgotten people”, whatever the arrangements for statutory funding may be.

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