It’s official, from a value for money (VfM) perspective, the Better Care Fund has not delivered what was expected, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or reduced hospital activity, from the £5.3 billion spent through the Fund in 2015 – 2016.
People, policies and the personalisation gap
Talk of personalisation, empowering individuals and person-centered practice started over 20 years ago with the introduction of Direct Payments. But I'm questioning if the fundamental changes have occurred to make these goals a reality?
Loneliness – the silent epidemic
By Tony Pilkington, managing director, Younifi
Sad yet hopeful was how I felt listening to the news item on Radio Four about loneliness amongst the elderly. It was part of the launch of a really useful, distinctive guide –‘If you’re feeling lonely: How to stay connected in older age’, Independent Age.
Younifi reveals adult social care savings potential of £186m/year
New managed service for delivering truly personalised social care could cut millions in spend on essential services
Keep Calm and Make it Personal
'Keep Calm And Make It Personal' is the second in a series of co commissioned reports with ADASS and Younifi. This report explores what keeps people well and looks at the role technology can play in promoting resilience as part of a good life.