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‘After Care’ is as important as treatment in hospital
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the LGA’s Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing, responded to a study from the Royal Voluntary Service which shows that family networks struggle to support older people leaving hospital; "With increasing demand and continued funding pressures, elderly & vulnerable people face an uncertain future where the dignified care & support they deserve, such as getting back to independence, help getting dressed or getting out and about, is at risk”.
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LGA responds to royal voluntary service report of families supporting older people

RVS:  Let's end going home alone

Something for IPSIS to start with!

Joined-up care by law

EHRC:  Britain must do more to tackle ‘virus of social isolation’

A matter of concern for most people (eventually)

We won’t be able to afford the NHS unless we ‘solve’ this problem

It saves the state £bns

Make a single person responsible for discharging patients to avoid delays

Cutting reliance on paper will make patients safer, says NHS England

HealthWatch inquiry illustrates our call for action to ensure the safety of homeless people leaving hospital

Getting hospital discharge right would stop suffering and save £ms

Supporting people who need social care, as they move between hospital and home: NICE consults on draft guidance

Community Pharmacy Discharge Medicine Service to continue

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