Care chiefs have been awarded £1.2 million “to help ease winter pressures on the NHS” in Brighton and Hove.
The announcement by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock was greeted warmly by local Tories.
They said that they welcomed the £1,228,660 of adult social care winter funding allocated to Brighton and Hove City Council by the government.
The money is part of a £240 million fund for councils, announced by Mr Hancock earlier this month, to cut bed blocking – also known as “delayed transfers of care”.
Councils can use the cash for
- Home care packages to help patients leave hospital more quickly
- 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
Councillor Nick Taylor, the Conservative health and wellbeing spokesman on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “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.”