Will a £50m fund help services to work together?
The Welsh Government is to put £50m a year into joining up healthcare, social care, housing and the third sector. It hopes the money will also help deliver the services closer to people’s homes.
The fund is targeted at preventive services and will include:
- £30m for projects to help older people maintain their independence, avoid hospital admissions and prevent delayed discharges
- £15m to support people with learning disabilities, children with complex needs and carers
- £3m for a national integrated autism service for Wales to provide lifetime support
- £2m for the Welsh community care information system, a common IT system for health boards and social services providing a shared record of care
The Welsh Government has said it will also put funding into integrated care fund capital projects for 2018/19. The capital programme is already being used for home adaptations, building conversions and new-build schemes for older people.
Welsh Government: £50m fund to deliver joined-up care closer to home