Caring closer to home

Changes are already being made to bring care closer to people’s homes in one part of our area.  A real life video explains how teams of health, social care and voluntary sector professionals are being formed to help support people like Doris Clark in their own homes.

These new care teams are working toward reducing hospital admissions, where people would be better cared for in or near their own homes.   They are also able to respond much quicker to people’s needs, usually within the day and in some instances in hours of the patient being seen.  Health, local authority and voluntary sector all working together for a common goal.

Similar teams are expected to be in place across the district by the end of 2014.

Watch the Connecting Care video here

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