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Currently, day services for older people and those with disabilities, respite care, supported living and the Shared Lives programme are delivered by the council’s own in-house teams. 9gag memes As part of its Adult Social Care Modernisation Programme, the council has been looking at alternative ways of creating more responsive, higher quality and better value for money services. electricity generation in usa Most recently, the council was looking into proposals to launch a partnership with Sefton Council’s New Directions company.

Councillor Sean Donnelly, Knowsley’s Health and Social Care Cabinet Member, said: “We know that our residents’ adult social care needs are changing and we need to make sure we can continue to provide the support they need. Significant changes have already taken place, driven by the introduction of new legislation and funding cuts, but more change is needed to make the service sustainable in the long-term.

“Over the last few weeks, we have looked again at this key issue for Knowsley. gas out game instructions After much consideration, I and my colleagues in the council’s Labour Group have concluded that we should focus our attention on developing a range of services alongside local partners with a view to creating a “Knowsley offer”. electricity deregulation This approach is in line with our Knowsley Better Together programme, which aims to connect new and future organisations in the borough to work more closely together in meeting the needs of the local community. electricity sources usa Having a local approach will complement the need to provide “place-based” care for our residents.

Diane Stafford, Assistant Director of Operations, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Once patients are medically well, it is important that we arrange their safe discharge from hospital to the most appropriate setting, and ensure the required support is in place. electricity per kwh calculator Some people do not have extended family around to help them, and extra support in the community can help us to safely discharge patients in a timely manner, or even prevent their admission in the first instance.

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said “This is a great example of how we are working better together to support our residents who may not need to be admitted to hospital or a residential nursing facility. 6 gases Our 24/7 response service is already having a positive impact, by ensuring the best possible care is provided in the person’s own home. We are well aware of the pressure on the NHS and the Accident and Emergency Department at Whiston and are pleased that we are able to support a reduction in demand.”

Cecilia applied to Knowsley Council’s Adult Social Care Micro Enterprise Fund – part of the Knowsley Better Together initiative which aims to bring people and organisations together to deliver better outcomes for Knowsley. Through this fund, bids of up to £500 are invited to either enhance existing services or help new ones to get off the ground.

Sight and Mind has secured premises on North Mersey Business Centre in Kirkby and will be opening its doors every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am until 2pm. Each day, a number of sessions will be available for people living with dementia and their carers to take part in. v gashi halil bytyqi This includes holistic therapy treatments, reminisce sessions, guest speakers plus many more to meet the needs of members.

The aim is to support residents diagnosed with dementia and other sensory impairment conditions, ensuring their voice is heard and the services they access are person-centred and meet their individual needs. The new venture will provide training, advice and information to carers and family members so that they have the skills and knowledge to act as a champion for their loved one during events such as hospital admission and hospital discharge.

Founder of Sight and Mind, Cecilia Toole, said “Having supported someone with dementia and dual sensory impairment, I wanted to ensure that others knew where they could go and what was available – what I call having someone ‘side by side through the maze’. Receiving the initial £500 grant was fantastic news for me – it meant people believed in me and what I was trying to achieve. I have been overwhelmed with the support and help I have received whilst trying to start up this venture and it’s with this support that I am now in a position to welcome residents and their carers from across the borough to come along and access our services.”