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People living with multiple long-term conditions may be facing additional mental health difficulties during the pandemic. Calls to our member charities’ helplines strongly suggest that is the case. In our latest blog, GP Carolyn Chew-Graham, a member of the External Advisory Group for the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions, explores how behavioural activation techniques can be delivered by clinicians, practice nurses, voluntary sector practitioners and pharmacy staff via telephone and video consultations during the lockdown and beyond.

Richmond Group backs NCVO response to Government Covid-19 charity support

The Richmond Group of Charities is fully supporting NCVO's response to today's announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of a package of support for the voluntary sector.

NCVO, which represents charities, said today’s announcement was an important first step, though not enough to prevent good charities closing, and it would welcome a commitment from the government to review the support offered as the crisis continues.

Karl Wilding, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

Listen to people living with multiple health conditions and break down health inequalities

‘Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On’ – response from The Richmond Group of Charities

Responding to the Institute of Health Equity’s review of health equity, commissioned by The Health Foundation to mark 10 years since the landmark Marmot Review, and published on 25 February, The Richmond Group of 14 national charities has welcomed the review’s recommendations as a route to dealing with the growing challenge of multiple health conditions.

Richmond Group and united voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations intervene in general election

As political parties and voters prepare to set the future course for our national health, 61 charities, umbrella bodies, communty organisations and social enterprises have come together to make a powerful joint statement about the general election and the priorities for the politicians who will be elected on 12 December. The Richmond Group of Charities is proud to take its place in this movement as we make our collective intervention.

The NHS is essential, but good health depends on much more

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