Today I pressed Ministers to ensure that people recovering from mental health problems are supported by the benefits system as they move into work. This comes after concerns raised with me in last year’s Big Conversation by constituents who said that they were moved from Employment Support Allowance to Jobseekers Allowance after telling Job Centre staff that they wanted to have some work as they recovered – leaving them with less income. I pressed Ministers that the system should be supporting people into work, instead of creating financial disincentives, and was pleased with the response which I will follow up.

You can watch my exchange with Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price below:

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