It has been confirmed that Harrogate’s trailblazing health and social care Vanguard has been awarded at cash boost of £2.42m. The programme will help deliver improved health and social care at home for the people of Harrogate and Rural district.
Harrogate’s Vanguard site was in the first 29 in the country to be chosen to lead the way in transforming care for local people. It is made up of the following organisations: Harrogate and Rural District CCG, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, North Yorkshire County Council, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Harrogate Borough Council.
The New Care Model will be provided by community-based teams starting in Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Green Hammerton joining up health and social care services, including GPs, nurses, adult social care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health and the voluntary sector. Boundaries between primary, community, acute, mental health and social care will be removed and acute hospital beds will be used only when they are truly needed. The teams will help keep people healthy, well and independent at home.
The money if the first allocation from a national £200 million NHS transformation fund and local health and social care services expect to receive more next year.
This good news comes on the back of the announcement to commence recruitment of hundreds of health and social care professionals to help make joined up care a reality.