As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we have decided to close this month with a blog from Danni Manzi, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Breast Cancer Care. In this blog, Danni talks about the importance of raising awareness of incurable cancer related diseases such as secondary breast cancer and how Breast Cancer Care are using their 'bucket list campaign' to achieve this.
The report follows a hectic few months with the review team and the named Champions for each of the five workstreams listening to as many interested parties as possible to find out what is needed in order to speed up access to transformative drugs, devices and diagnostics for NHS patients. A big thank you to everyone who participated online, and in person, and provided valuable input, at times within very short timescales.
The last blog in the series of blog posts following World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October is from Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, the mental health charity. In this blog, Paul Farmer talks about the importance of tackling mental health stigma, the launch of the #smallthings campaign and the royal visit to Mind in Harrow.
This is the thrid blog in our series of blog posts following World Mental Health Day, which was held on Saturday 10 October. This blog post has been written by Angela Newton, Deputy Director, Service User Involvement Directorate at Together for Mental Wellbeing. In this post Angela explores how national mental health charity, Together for Mental Wellbeing, supports people to tackle the challenges they face and take steps towards living the lives they want to lead.
On Saturday 10 October, it was World Mental Health Day and we at National Voices are running a series of blogs from member organisations working in this area. The first in the series is from Rebecca Neale, Policy and Communications Officer at the Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF). In this blog post, Rebecca writes about the work of the MHPF and the invaluable involvement of the voluntary and community sector in the provision of mental health care.
In the last in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Madeline Cooper-Ueki, Programme Lead for Ageing and Older People, at the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) explores the factors that continue to drive age inequality in health and care, and calls on readers to share their own experiences.
It’s been five years since the Equalities Act, and three years to the month since
In the next in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Tom Gentry, Policy Adviser for Health Services at Age UK, explains how a taking a personalised approach – grounding all decisions and support in the individual needs of people, not their chronological age – can create a more age equal health and care system.
In the next in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Pamela Lacy, Research and Dissemination Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust, explores the links between sight loss, low income and poor quality of life for older people, and calls for action to tackle these inequalities.
Deterioration in vision has long been associated with ageing. In the UK, nearly six in ten people who are living with sight loss are aged 75 or older and a further nearly two in ten are aged 65-74 years.