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The appointment of Mind’s chief executive to head an employment review for the prime minister has raised fresh concerns among disabled activists about the mental health charity’s closeness to the government.

Prime minister Theresa May announced this week that Paul Farmer and the former chair of banking giant HBOS Lord [Dennis] Stevenson would head a review of mental health in the workplace, which will include a review of discrimination laws.

It was one of a series of measures that May said – in a speech to the Charity Commission’s annual meeting– were aimed at dealing with the “burning injustice” of mental health.

But Farmer’s appointment comes only two months after he was caught lying to mental health activists outside Mind’s head office in east London (pictured) about the charity’s interest in seeking DWP contracts under its new Work and Health Programme.

Farmer told protesters on 31 October that the charity had “no contracts with DWP” and that he was “not interested in future contracts at this stage”, but a disgruntled employee later leaked internal documents showing that Mind was applying to join a DWP framework that would allow it to bid for contracts.

Source: Fresh anger over Mind’s government links as Farmer heads new review

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