£800k to ease win­ter pres­sure on bay ser­vices

Herald Express - - News -

TOR­BAY Coun­cil has been awarded more than £800,000 of gov­ern­ment money to ease win­ter pres­sures and pay for home care to keep peo­ple out of hospi­tal.

The fund­ing has been wel­comed by Tor­bay MP Kevin Fos­ter, who said it would help peo­ple gain con­fi­dence and in­de­pen­dence. Tor­bay will re­ceive £828,580.

Ear­lier this month, the

Health and So­cial Care Sec­re­tary an­nounced £240 mil­lion for the so­cial care sys­tem over win­ter, giv­ing coun­cils a boost to pre­vent peo­ple from go­ing into hospi­tal un­nec­es­sar­ily and get­ting them home as soon as they are ready.

This fund­ing will ease pres­sure on the health sys­tem, and fol­lows the an­nounce­ment of £145m to im­prove emer­gency care within the NHS this win­ter. The money will pay for home care pack­ages to help pa­tients get out of hospi­tal quicker, re-able­ment pack­ages to help pa­tients carry out ev­ery­day tasks and re­gain mo­bil­ity and con­fi­dence, and home adap­ta­tions.

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