Thus, for all my campaigning for public faith over two decades it is clear that as a new generation of religious leaders comes into post, a sense of perspective and urgency needs to return. Faith in the public square is not the priority – practical care of this most fragile of groups in private is. This is more than just a call for social benefits. It is an exhortation for a step change in advocacy against the mass-produced inflexibilities and thoughtlessness of the DWP and bodies like it. For if the new generation of religious leaders, claiming public virtue for their own institutions, will not reach out to those with severe mental ill health and their carers who are home alone, then who will?