The big book of benefits & mental health 2012/2013
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“An essential piece of kit…”
Community Care Magazine
Now in its 12th edition - and even bigger again - 280 plus pages of user -friendly information, tips, tactics and sample forms aimed at people with mental health problems and those who help with benefits applications.
“An essential piece of kit for all community mental health teams, community psychiatric nurses, approved social workers and voluntary groups as well as general benefit advisers... If you have a mental health problem and are trying to cope with the benefit system or if you’re a professional wanting to give good solid advice there’s no better guide that you can buy...” Community Care Magazine
“Your book has brought positive results to so many of my clients and it has always been a joy to work from. Its humour, readability and understandability makes it the best of ways of finding accurate information and gives hope to people… wading through the treacle of the Benefit system.” Support worker
“The book puts into words my own experiences, feelings and thoughts...”
“Your work has been massively important for service users”
“This substantial but tremendously accessible handbook could well be one of the most useful guides around ...”
Health and Care.com
“The DLA form took half the time and was more detailed than it would have been” Social worker
“The forms practically write themselves”
Housing support worker
“Made me re-assess how I approached the form - I was awarded a higher rate of DLA…” Service user
“Absolutely superb - extremely impressive” Director - Local Mind
“These books have been a goldmine for my Community Support Team and Housing Support Staff” Team leader
“I have been a benefits adviser for almost 15 years & bought this book with some doubt, concerned that I might be paying for 'rehashed information'. I just wanted to say how delighted I am, I never thought I would take a benefits book to bed… but I could not put it down. You explained dry legislation and complex rules in a personal and engaging manner, there were even a few laugh out loud moments! Your explanations are clear and lucid, your examples very appropriate & your diagrams summarise information in an approachable and accessible way…”
“I have recently acquired the book which is actually an amazing document. I cannot praise it enough…”
Service user and advocate
- Judy Stenger and Tom Messere
- Big Book of Benefits