The government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter, which includes £737,282 for the London Borough of Sutton.
Last month at Conservative Party Conference, 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.
The funding made available to Sutton will ease pressure on the health system, and it follows another recent announcement of £145 million to improve emergency care within the NHS this winter.
The money will be used to 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.
I’m really pleased this welcome investment is being made available to the Council ahead of what is usually a testing time for the NHS and that the Government’s balanced management of the economy is seeing dividends for local people in Sutton.