Local Conservatives have today welcomes £1,228,660 of adult social care winter funding allocated to Brighton and Hove City Council by the government to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.
Local Authorities in England are receiving a share of a £240 million fund, announced by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock earlier this month. The money is aimed at reducing delayed transfers of care and could pay for the following:
- Home care packages to help patients get out of hospital quicker
- Reablement packages, which support workers to help patients carry out everyday tasks and regain mobility and confidence
- Home adaptations, including new facilities for personal care, such as adapting a shower room if a patient has limited movement
Nick Taylor, Conservative Health and Wellbeing spokesperson commented “This funding for adult social care is gladly received to ease the annual pressures on our fantastic local health services during the winter months. Residents of the city deserve the very best care and this funding is further evidence of the Government’s commitment to deliver that.”