After this, can the Government ever be trusted?

Between Christmas and New Year, an odd story slipped out in The Times (28 December 2006). Some £3.7m intended for CSV had disappeared into the NHS. The money was for the charity's Capital Volunteering programme, through which people who have suffered from mental illness are encouraged to get involved in voluntary activities such as supporting people who have similar conditions, gardening for old people, and sporting and musical pursuits. The results of this project are promising - 25 per cent of people involved say they are developing skills and 17 per cent say they are regaining confidence.

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