Gov­ern­ment con­firms £3.5m ex­tra fund­ing

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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