Mind and the DWP
Some of our supporters have raised concerns with us about our work with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) previously. We've tried to address these here:
- Our association with mandatory work placements in 2011 (29 July 2016)
- Why Tom Pollard (our campaigns manager) is being seconded to DWP (12 October 2016)
- Our response to protests at our Stratford office (31 October 2016)
- Our plans to bid for DWP contracts which do not include mandatory placements or sanctions (4 November 2016)
- Mind's involvement in the Community Work Placement Scheme (25 Jan 2017)
"Mind strongly believes that the current punitive approach is cruel and inappropriate."
The issues we campaign on
The welfare system is constantly changing and we know there's a long way to go until it works for people with mental health problems. Below you can find out more about some of the things we're campaigning on at the moment.
We want to see the right support available when anyone with a mental health problem wants help to stay in their job or return to work after an absence.
The threat of having your benefits stopped when you're too unwell to work can be incredibly damaging. We want Jobcentres to be there for support, not sanctions.
Personal Independence Payment is replacing Disability Living Allowance. We're concerned about what that means for people with mental health problems.