This week I spoke on behalf of the Labour Party in a debate on Huntington’s Disease. Huntington’s is a devastating condition that has a huge impact on the mental health of those affected. Despite this, support services are too hard to access and there are significant staff shortages in the mental health workforce.
Labour has a plan to tackle this problem. We would recruit 8,500 more mental health professionals, funded by closing tax loopholes for private equity fund managers and removing the VAT exemption from private schools. That would give us the extra staff we need across the board, including for people suffering from Huntington’s disease and their families.