Government confirms £3.5m extra funding
THE government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter - including £3,541,964 for Staffordshire.
Last month, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced £240 million for the social care system over winter, giving councils a significant 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 £145 million 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, reablement packages to help patients carry out everyday tasks and regain mobility and confidence, and home adaptations.
Staffordshire Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed the announcement of extra financial support.
She said: This funding will allow Staffordshire to meet the care needs of more local people this winter.”