Fund­ing to help peo­ple in home

Stockport Express - - News -

STOCK­PORT coun­cil has been awarded £67,000 of fund­ing to help keep peo­ple safe and in­de­pen­dent at home.

The cash comes from NHS Dig­i­tal and is part of a pro­ject man­aged by the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. It will help to fund tech­nol­ogy that can al­low peo­ple to stay liv­ing in their own homes.

Coun Wendy Wild, the coun­cil’s deputy leader and port­fo­lio folder for adult so­cial care, said: “We are very ex­cited to have been suc­cess­ful in ob­tain­ing this fund­ing to make our idea a re­al­ity.

“Our new model is for a quick, easy and ef­fec­tive tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tion to keep res­i­dents safe and in­de­pen­dent at home, avoid­ing the need to ac­cess more for­mal so­cial care.

“Our pro­ject will see a range of ser­vices work­ing to­gether to pro­vide in­di­vid­ual tech­nol­ogy en­abled care for res­i­dents.”

James Palmer, the pro­gramme lead for the so­cial care pro­gramme at NHS Dig­i­tal, said: “The pro­ject from Stock­port coun­cil is ex­cel­lent and will make a real dif­fer­ence to lo­cal peo­ple.

“All of the projects we have funded will add real value, im­prov­ing pa­tient care and staff ex­pe­ri­ences. I can’t wait to see the out­comes of these pi­lots.”

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