Mental health charity Mind has voiced concerns that people with mental health problems will be forced back to work under the government's strategy to overhaul the welfare system over the next four years.

Commenting on the government's report Ready for Work: full employment in our generation, Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said: 'We welcome the reforms announced by the government today as a step in the right direction.

'However, it is vital that people do not feel forced to go back to work before they are ready or that they are coerced into inappropriate positions which may put their mental health at risk.'

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