Transforming Health and Social Care

by jontwigge on 23 July, 2016

Stockport Receives Funding to Help Transform Health and Social Care

Stockport is one of two areas in Greater Manchester (GM) at the forefront of health and social care transformation, which will be accelerated by a new funding announcement.

The borough has been successful in securing £19 million over three years to fund the health and social care transformation plans.

Stockport and Salford are the first to benefit from part of a £450 million funding stream which was awarded to the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to help the region achieve the fastest and greatest improvement to the health and wellbeing.

Under the new plans a person, for example with a long-term condition, registered with a GP in Stockport, will have their care overseen by a multi-disciplinary team in the community. This will ensure a more integrated approach towards care that better meets their medical and social needs at one time and in one place. The links that are being made with the voluntary sector also help to ensure that they have access to support and care from their local community.

Helping people to adopt healthier lifestyles and prevent ill health is also a top priority. People in Stockport will have more opportunities for support and advice to make healthy activities part of their daily lives.

You can read the full announcement on the council website.

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