I am increasingly finding organisations who claim to provide mediation or help are not doing what they claim but each send you on a circular tour with more addresses of organisations who likewise either charge large fees or cannot help. This is outrageous when they are being given charity funding by people who believe they are 'helping' victims. This is a kind of scam really and ought to be investigated by the Charities Commission. At the least, it needs someone in authority to see what these services actually do and get rid of the overlaps. Here are the latest:
NAS - National Autism Society. Several weeks after contact, they sent a series of contact organisations. Just the same old name and addresses that lead nowhere. NAS do not offer help, only existing advice, pamphlets and that old contact database every charity has.
Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS) - ditto. Do not offer mediation, but suggested a fee-paying service which turns out to cost £150 an hour.
The Bar Pro Bono Service - offer a small amount of support for cast iron cases - no doubt will accept cases likely to bring Barristers fame.
Disability Legal Service - tiny service but again offer same old tired information.
PALS - forget this - they are tied to their nearest NHS services who can easily 'persuade' them not to act ie the blame game.
All this because CE Hayley Richards refuses to open her arrogant little heart!
Marianne's guides to mental illness received professional acclaim. Two new works are now on sale, 'Finding Time' & 'Beating the Bully.'