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Patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital with ‘tailored’ home help scheme

Source By: NHS England

An programme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2 million for other services.

Somerset’s pioneering ‘Homefirst’ scheme offers patients who are healthy enough, and their families, tailored help to finish therapy at home, with personalised care reducing stays in hospital by up to ten days.

Described by health leaders as ‘a common sense approach’, Homefirst is delivered by specialist teams of staff who have been given additional training in a range of care techniques, so they can do more with patients once they are home, to help them regain independence faster.

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Mental health services for children and young people

Source By: NAVCA

A new parliamentary report has found that in 2017/18 only three in ten children and young people with a mental health condition received NHS-funded treatment, and many more faced unacceptably long waits for treatment.


It concludes that the government has no comprehensive, long-term plan for how it will fulfil its commitment to implement Future in Mind, which set out a cross-sector vision for how to support young people’s mental health. You can read the report here.

Recruitment Opportunity - Debt Case Manager/ Supervisor

Source By: Cross Light Advice


Debt Case Manager / Supervisor - CrossLight Advice - based in West London


This is a full-time role (although 4 days will also be considered) for immediate employment, based primarily in Hammersmith and Kensington.

For further information about the role please check out this website   or if applicants would like an informal chat please call: 020 7052 0318

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Main Fund

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

Funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. Likes to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help such as a loan. Primary interests are in the UK's cultural life, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society. Average grant size 50,000.


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Macmillan Learning and Development Grants

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

Macmillan recognises the importance of supporting the learning and development of both Macmillan professionals and the wider cancer workforce with the aim of improving the lives of people living with cancer.


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