Opportunity knocks?

Speaking on 19 June, the Secretary of State for Health, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, gave a speech designed to herald a new relationship between government and GPs. The speech itself, which was delivered at the Nelson Medical Practice in Merton, focused on the future of GP services in England.

And it presents real opportunities for housing providers.

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A prevention revolution

On May 10, speaking at the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, Jenny Edwards, the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, called for a national prevention strategy. “We need,”she stated, “to tackle the causes that increase the risk of mental ill health and to equip people with practical tools that help prevent stress, anxiety and depression, and build resilience. We need a prevention revolution.”

Is this a role that housing, and in particular, housing associations, could play?

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