One of Norfolk County Council’s Improved Better Care Funding initiatives, the Enhanced Home Support Service, opened for referrals on Monday 5 February 2018. This small and targeted Social Care initiative aims to reduce delayed discharges from the three acute hospitals, as well as prevent unnecessary admissions from the community. The pilot Service is free for up to 72 hours and is not means tested. However, if an individual requires support after 72 hours a fee may be charged.
The service will be piloted over a three year period and is delivered in partnership with three Home Support Framework providers: Allied Health Care, Carers Trust and Carewatch. Continue reading