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Case Management Society UK

Summer 2010 CMSUK Newsletter

Another newsletter another government, and the NHS looks set to be reshaped and repackaged, whether anything good will come out of this, who knows, but already health professionals have been warning me about budget cuts in their departments which are likely to affect my clients.  I suspect this will continue.

And the Work Capacity Assessment has been reviewed and revised.  It is still very difficult for claimants to be found eligible for Employment Support Allowance, so much so that even the government has been shocked by how few people are being awarded it.  Danny Alexander, the new Secretary of State for the Treasury, spoke out against the system shortly before the general election to the BBC, and says that claimants who 'should be entitled to benefits are being arbitrarily denied this......people who are genuinely in need are being denied money they are entitled to'.

Watch this space, it could get interesting.

As always, we want your involvement with your newsletter.  Any feedback and suggestions are welcome, and even if you would like us to look into something on your behalf, we'd be happy to do some research and asking around on any subjects that interest you.

Up to date information on the conference can be found here

Liz Haunch

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