Plans to Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved


Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire.

NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF)  subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the NHS and is aimed at pooling resources to join up care and help people live as independently as possible for as long possible in their homes.

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “Making sure people are cared for in their homes and communities rather than in hospitals is a key priority for both the county council and our NHS partners.

“NHS England has now accepted our Better Care Fund Plan which will allow us to invest in services to help more people leave hospital as soon as they are fit and well enough to safely do so.

“With winter yet to bite, there are challenging times head. Together with our clinical commissioning groups, we have a plan which with a lot of hard work is achievable and will help ensure the most vulnerable in our communities receive the support they need.”

Sourced from Staffordshire County Council