The Care and Repair England Integration Briefing No.3 “Home adaptation could ease delayed transfers of care”, which has the backing of Public Health England (PHE),
explains how increased funding for home adaptations has the potential to help reduce delayed transfers of care for patients from hospitals back into the community. The funding initiatives which enable these improvements include the Disabled Facilities Grant and the 2016/17 Better Care Fund policy framework.
This same Integration Briefing discusses the indirect connections between home adaptations and scope for improving public health while avoiding undue wastage of the NHS’s funding.
Innovation in home adaptations – a fresh chance. The Disabled Facilities Grant funding increase, new Better Care Fund Policy Framework and the public health connection. London: Care & Repair England, June 6th 2016.
The earlier two Care and Repair England Integration Briefings are shown below:
Integration Briefing 2: Home Adaptations, Integration and the Care Act. London: Care & Repair England, September 9th 2015.
Integration Briefing 1: Disabled Facilities Grant Funding via Better Care Funds – An Opportunity to Improve Outcomes. London: Care & Repair England, April 23rd 2015.
Recent headline and statistics, giving context:
Bed-blocking delays may continue ‘up to five years’. London: BBC Health News, June 7th 2016.