Devon County Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement of extra funding for social care, designed to ease NHS winter pressures. But it warns ‘money alone will not fix the county’s bigger challenge’, which is that there are not enough people working in the domiciliary care sector in Devon.
Health and Wellbeing
As the Government announces measures to reduce the impact of additional winter pressures on critical front line health services, local Councils are taking steps to prevent people from going to hospital with preventable complaints or to help them return home as quickly as possible after treatment.
Council supports NHS consortium as preferred bidder for children’s health and wellbeing services in Devon
NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recommended that Devon Children and Families Alliance (The Alliance) be selected as the preferred bidder for the 23.8 million-a-year contract, of which Devon County Council contributes £1.6m. The contract will be awarded for seven years from 1 April 2019, with an option to extend it for a further three years.