That is the mission of ARC, the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship, which is holding its inaugural meeting in London. The public want a better, more productive and dignified economy, and a politics and a public culture which honours their values.
We have found a way to reduce the demand on police time from mental health episodes. It is now time to look at other demands on the police and see how they can be reduced – or how the costs can be recouped in full.
If Britain’s productivity problem could be fixed by politicians tilting at unpopular targets – in this case, an assumed army of scroungers – it would have been fixed long ago.
The new strategy must mandate that all public servants who interact with the public receive suicide prevention training.
The Welsh Labour Government spent less than 16p per person in Wales in each of the last three years to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Is this a picture of what Labour in Downing Street would do?
Police forces can learn from Mark Rowley’s declaration that his officers should focus on tackling crime in the capital, rather than dealing with non-life-threatening mental health call-outs.
The tenth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
The first article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
Those with conditions such as autism and ADHD are sufferingly needlessly for lack of accessible diagnosis and proper support at school and the workplace.
Dealing with mental health issues or traffic violations leaves our forces with less time to tackle the crimes we rightly expect them to solve.
The mental health of children and young people is at breaking point. The effects of the pandemic and the uncertainty that has surrounded its aftermath are pushing many into crisis.
Those who serve our country often have complex needs and are slow to seek aid. They must not be allowed to fall through the cracks.
There have been serious failings at the NHS Foundation Trust for these counties. Why is nobody held to account?