Funding to help people in home
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.”