News Posts from : September2012

Movin’ On Up’ campaign peaks at Snowdon

The ‘Movin’ On Up’ campaign peaked in spectacular style today when 100 mental health service users, carers and professionals from Bipolar UK, Hafal and the Mental Health Foundation – along with intrepid members of statutory agencies from across Wales – climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales.

“Work Capability Assessment remains an ineffective process”

A third Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is being undertaken by UK government adviser Professor Malcolm Harrington. The WCA was first introduced in October 2008 to assess entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and the Welfare Reform Act 2007 commits the Secretary of State to lay an independent report before Parliament each year for the first five years of operation.