Over £1.2 million of additional funding is due to be committed to help relieve pressure on York’s adult social care services, thanks to support from Liberal Democrat Councillors.
In a new report published on the Council’s website, the Executive will be asked to agree to maintain and release £800,000 recurring budget set aside by the Liberal Democrats in the 2018/19 budget, as well as a non recurring £457,000 adult social care support on the 8th May 2018.
As a result of the investment already made, York has made huge improvements in reducing its delayed transfers of care and more importantly, provide high quality care services for vulnerable adults in the City.
Furthermore, many services been working closely with partners support people in care and secure their independence and capacity to remain at home, avoiding needless admissions to hospital.
In the past year, a number of successful initiatives have made a positive impact on people’s lives. For example, the YorWellbeing falls prevention service, which has had a significant impact in reducing injuries and hospital admissions. Executive approval on the 8th May could see the service expanded.
Cllr Carol Runciman, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Adult Social Care, said:
“Since the beginning of 2018, the Winter crisis has put unprecedented pressure on the York Teaching Hospital and our adult care services.”
“To address this, the Liberal Democrats sought to make significant investment in our adult social care services via the Council’s 2018/19 budget and I am very pleased that the report released today demonstrates the positive impact of our investment in those services.”
“This report reaffirms our commitment to support and protect vulnerable residents, particularly in helping them live more independently. The investment indicated in the report will allow us to extend already successful schemes and simultaneously continue to reduce system pressures within health and social care.”
“Every resident should have comfort in mind that, should they need to, they can receive quality care in York.”