MHPF continues to be the leading voice representing voluntary sector mental health service providers across England.

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  • A new set of Awards have been launched this year which recognise excellence in care services provided by the third sector.

    Kathy Roberts, CEO of MHPF and current Chair of CPA, will be one member of a judging panel made up from independent experts from the sector and ‘experts by experience’. The Awards will reward examples of outstanding achievement and performance in the third sector and are designed to highligh the creative and innovative work carried out. Awards are being given in the following categories:

  • As part of an effort to improve people’s confidence in care and support services, employers and employees are being encouraged to sign up to the Social Care Commitment, which is a commitment to uphold a number of social care values and undertake tasks which put these values into practice in their daily work.

    The employer commitment is a promise to:

  • MHPF welcomes the furtherance of personalisation promised by the implementation of Personal Health Budgets as announced by Simon Stevens last week.

    However, alongside this commitment, we acknowledge that both challenge and opportunity could arise for the sector in the repositioning of existing funding to create budgets.

  • The Department of Health has written to MHPF to thank the voluntary sector for their contribution to the recent consultation on the department’s proposed priority areas of access and waiting times . The work on this is still progressing and MHPF still welcome the views of our members. We will keep members updated on progress and how your feedback will be fed in the next stage. For more information on the priority areas please see attached presentation.