Mind Policy and campaigns – Zoom meeting with Justin Tomlinson (the Minister for Disabled People)
“Ahead of the anticipated Government Green Paper & National Strategy for Disabled People we had the opportunity to meet virtually in an event hosted by National Mind with the Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson.
We outlined the challenges that Mind in Croydon’s clients experience with the benefits system and how Covid-19 has made navigating the system even harder for many people with mental health issues. People with lived experience of mental health also took part and gave real life examples of how the benefits system creates sometimes insurmountable barriers for them.
Our work is influencing the development of what we hope will be a better benefits system that works for and with people experiencing mental ill health.”
Tom Goddard, Welfare Benefits Advice Service Manager
Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 16th October 2020