Council commits to delivering earlier interventions | Knutsford Times

Council commits to delivering earlier interventions

By on February 12, 2018

Cheshire East Council has committed to set up an early intervention framework that will provide services to help people to stay healthy for longer and ensure more efficient service delivery for residents.

This cross-service approach will enable Cheshire East and its providers to work together to pool resources and simplify the process of applying for funding, based around shared goals of value and service quality.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for adult social care and integration, said: “This early framework is important to ensure that people are able to access the right support at the right time. It will help to improve the health of people in Cheshire East and reduce pressure on social care and health services.

“The new framework will support the council achieve its stated ambition of allowing more people of all ages and abilities to live independently and for longer.”

Councillor Jos Saunders, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “This is an excellent example of a holistic approach to intervention, which will only benefit our children and young people. It will be especially pertinent when they transition to adult care.

“There are many obvious benefits for adopting this framework and I am delighted that we have made that commitment today.”

The framework is planned for implementation in the autumn.

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