Andrew Stephenson MP welcomes winter social care funding

Today, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to our balanced approach to the economy, including £5,518,152 for Lancashire

Earlier this month, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced £240 million for the social care system over winter, giving councils a significant boost to prevent people from going into hospital unnecessarily and getting them home as soon as they are ready.

This funding will ease pressure on the health system, and follows the announcement of £145 million to improve emergency care within the NHS this winter.

The money will pay for home care packages to help patients get out of hospital quicker, reablement packages to help patients carry out everyday tasks and regain mobility and confidence, and home adaptations.

Andrew Stephenson MP has welcomed this announcement of £5,518,152 for social care services in Lancashire, thanks to the Government’s balanced approach to the economy.

Commenting, Andrew Stephenson MP said:

“I am delighted that Lancashire is receiving £5,518,152 of funding to help social care services cope with winter pressures.

 “This is part of our balanced approach to the economy - spending on key public services while keeping taxes down and getting debt falling.

 “Social care packages allow people to leave hospital as soon as they are well enough, and ensure they can regain independence and confidence at home. This funding will allow Lancashire to meet the care needs of more local people this winter.”