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New initiatives in Knowsley helping residents to remain independent in their own homes

by Laura Johnston

A number of new adult social care initiatives have been launched this year, aimed at helping residents to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.  With the help and support, it is hoped that less residents will need to be admitted to hospital or a residential / care home.

The new initiatives are:-

  • 24/7 response service – responding to calls from people with health and social care needs who may be on the verge or requiring either hospital or care home support.  The service is linked to the Homecare Link Assistive Technology Service and aligned to the council’s own Emergency Duty team, who will refer into the 24/7 response team where appropriate.
  • Home First service – provides short-term home care (domiciliary) support for up to a period of two weeks following a person’s discharge from hospital in circumstances when a person’s long-term support package cannot be immediately sourced.  This will help to speed-up the hospital discharge process enabling the person to return to their own home.
  • 12 week assistive technology pilot – for people who have just come out of hospital.  Assistive technology aids, such as a lifeline alarm, smoke alarms and home adaptations, will be provided to support the person in their own home and ensure that ‘back up’ support is available when required.
  • Staying well in Knowsley’ – this guide highlights the wide-range of help and support available to residents in Knowsley which aim to prevent them being admitted to hospital, along with support available once they are discharged from hospital.

To find out more about any of these initiatives, please email ascfeedback@knowsley.gov.uk