South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to receive around £7m social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

Thursday 18th October 2018

Local authorities across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw will receive around £7 million from national investment to help them alleviate winter pressures on the NHS, getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.

The extra funding, announced by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock is aimed at reducing delayed transfers of care and could pay for the following:

  • home care packages to help patients get out of hospital quicker
  • reablement packages, which support workers to help patients carry out everyday tasks and regain mobility and confidence
  • home adaptations, including new facilities for personal care, such as adapting a shower room if a patient has limited movement

Councils have been allocated the funding based on the adult social care relative needs formula.

Health and care systems across the country have already been working hard to ensure patients return home from hospital once their treatment has finished and delays attributable to adult social care have been reduced by 39% across England since February last year.

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