Council’s £10m cash boost for adult care
CHESHIRE East is to receive a £10.8m cash injection over the next three years to help fund the growing adult social care sector and the wider local health economy.
The council believes the grant will help reduce the pressure on the NHS by supporting more people who are ready to be discharged from hospital, by helping people to stay at home for longer and ensuring that local social care provision is supported appropriately.
This dedicated approach to adult social care is being delivered through the improved Better Care Fund.
Cheshire East says its adult social care services team is showing a vast improvement in the reduction of delayed discharges from hospitals.
Working closely with two clinical commissioning groups, two acute trusts, community providers and GPs, this transformation work is already well developed and proving successful.
Adult social care teams are also delivering more ‘area-based’ care.
Coun Janet Clowes, cabinet member for adult social care and integration, said: “There is an unprecedented increase in demand on adult social care in the borough.
“We have an ageing population, which we are determined to support the best we can.
“We also have a lot of younger adults who are transitioning to adult social care, many of whom have very complex needs.
“It is our foremost priority to ensure that a high standard of care is provided in a timely manner to our residents.”