Wish profiles all the latest policy developments in the fields of mental health, gender, offending, the criminal justice system, and disability. Wish provides information and evidence to influence government proposals and shape the way services are designed and delivered.

Policy Input

Wish inputs into a range of national and local consultations and working groups.

Work in 2012 includes:

  • Department of Health Women’s Secure Strategy
  • submission to the Leveson Inquiry
  • response to the Office for National Statistics National Wellbeing Measure consultation
  • Mental Health Strategy Implementation Framework
  • Shadow report for the UK’s progress implementing the international charter of women’s rights (CEDAW)

Work in 2011 includes:

  • Ministry of Justice Green Paper into Reoffending
  • Disability Living Allowance reform
  • Sayce Review of Disability Employment Programmes
  • Legal Aid Reform
  • NICE consultations on draft guidelines covering service user experience of adult mental health and the longer-term management of self-harm
  • Community Care Grant and Crisis Loan reform

Previously we have provided evidence to:

  • The Corston Review
  • The National Strategy for Women’s Mental Health: Into the Mainstream
  • Strategic Development of Mental Health Care for Women
  • Draft Mental Health Act (providing written evidence to the Mental Health Bill)
  • The Mental Health Act Codes of Practice
  • Government inquiries and working groups looking into topics such as self-harm, mananging violence and aggression, and trauma and compulsive disorders
  • The Development of Women’s Medium Secure Standards and Criteria
  • The Development and Evaluation of Women’s Therapeutically Enhanced Medium Secure Services