Lucy Allan welcomes extra winter social care funding for Telford

Today, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter including £774,291 for Telford & Wrekin.

Earlier this month, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced £240 million for the social care system over winter, giving councils a significant boost to prevent people from going into hospital unnecessarily and getting them home as soon as they are ready.

This funding will ease pressure on the health system, and follows the announcement of £145 million to improve emergency care within the NHS this winter.

The money will pay for home care packages to help patients get out of hospital quicker, reablement packages to help patients carry out everyday tasks and regain mobility and confidence, and home adaptations.

Lucy Allan has welcomed this announcement of £774,291 for social care services in Telford & Wrekin.

 

Commenting, Lucy Allan MP said:

“I am delighted that Telford & Wrekin is receiving this extra funding to help social care services cope with winter pressures.

“Efficient use of this funding and good collaborative working with the local NHS will free up hospital beds reducing delayed transfers of care. 

“Social care packages allow people to leave hospital as soon as they are well enough, and ensure they can regain independence and confidence at home. This funding will allow Telford & Wrekin to meet the care needs of more local people this winter and help to free up beds at Princess Royal.”