Better Care Fund – aims to allow more home care treatment

domiciliary care servicesLocal councils have indicated that the Better Care Fund designed at integrating health and social care services needs the Government to commit to the fund over the longer term, at least until 2012. They insist that this is vital to ensure that the care system does not spiral into a “deep crisis”.

The aim of the £3.8bn Better Care Fund is to impact posistively on the number of hospital admissions and by providing more home treatment as well also allowing far greater support to people being discharged from hospital, prevent unnecessary admissions at weekends and reduce the number of people in residential care.

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