Better Management for older people in Wales
Care & Repair Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, have recently announced a new partnership to deliver a service called Managing Better, for older people across Wales.
Written by Sam—
08 Apr, 2016
Care & Repair Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, have recently announced a new partnership to deliver a service called Managing Better, for older people across Wales. The service is funded by a Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant, totalling £1.25m over 3 years, and will help older people who live in poor housing, are frail, have dementia, a sensory impairment or are vulnerable in other ways. Our Care & Repair Monmouthshire and Torfaen Caseworker Dawn Grant-Crichton will be responsible for helping older people access this new service, which will also be available for any of our residents who are living with dementia or sensory impairment.
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Care & Repair Cymru commented: "This is fantastic news for older people across Wales. The partnership will allow us to reach vulnerable older people before they suffer a crisis. We are delighted that Welsh Government is investing in a preventative service that recognises that poor housing can lead to poor health, hospital admissions, visits to GP surgeries, or residential care homes. We have long argued that good housing is an important cornerstone of delivering integrated services that delay, reduce, or prevent the need for NHS or Social Services.”