DWP's Right to Bid initiative will cease with immediate effect. According to their website, DWP will not be undertaking any further work on bids that have been submitted under the Right to Bid initiative. Individual letters will be sent to each of the organisations involved. The Right to Bid mailbox will be closed down and no further correspondence will be dealt with through this route.
Our congratulations go to Rachel Perkins, Director of Quality Assurance and User Experience at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, who was awarded an OBE for services to mental health in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Rachel has long championed specialist employment services for people with mental health needs and authored Realising Ambitions, the review of employment support for people with a mental health condition.