Report urges commissioners to make greater use of adaptations

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

When the wide ranging Health Select Committee Inquiry into delayed discharge from hospital met for the first time in early February, committee chairman David Hinchliffe MP launched On the Mend, a report on new hospital discharge services published by the national charity, Care & Repair England. “The Government is committed to enabling older and disabled people to live in their own homes for as long as they wish and are able,” said Mr Hinchliffe. “Making sure that people¹s homes are properly adapted and repaired can make all the difference to being able to live independently. We very much welcome the work being done by home improvement agencies to help older and disabled people return to their own homes after a stay in hospital.” At the Westminster launch, 71-year-old Evelyn Wood spoke about her own experience of hospital discharge. “I have lived in my small house for more than 30 years,” Mrs Wood said. “The only rooms on the ground floor are my kitchen and toilet After a stroke last year I could only go home

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