Leeds chosen as ŒPathfinder¹

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Leeds has been chosen as one of six national Pathfinder authorities to lead the way on promoting independent living for older people. A report to the social services committee says Leeds City Council has been invited to work with the Local Government Association, central government and other local authorities on developing services which help older people to live independent lives. Leeds will look at new partnerships with statutory, voluntary and private organisations to explore opportunities presented by the Health Act. It will also develop ideas for creating extra capacity for long term care and partnerships with neighbourhood community care networks and look at the scope for greater flexibility with the Department of Health. It follows the Council¹s award of “Beacon” status by the Government in April for its good practices in the field of independent living. Councillor Sherry Bradley, the executive board member with responsibility for social care said Leeds had been recognised as a leader in the field of

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