Thursday, 30 January 2014

In One Place

Last week saw the signing of the In One Place collaboration agreement between Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), 5 local authorities and 9 housing associations.

In One Place is the name of our new programme of work to deliver high quality accommodation and care to those with Continuing Health Care (CHC) needs.

Continuing Health Care is a package of care and support provided to those with complex health care needs, and due to a lack of local accommodation solutions many individuals are housed far away from their families in high cost ‘all inclusive’ packages of care, averaging £200,000 per year.

Supported by a Regional Collaboration Fund Grant, the partners will strategically plan, co-ordinate and deliver housing and care solutions and will engage the individuals to be accommodated and their families and carers.

Researchers will be appointed to track, measure and monitor the progress we make, with specific emphasis on quality of care, satisfaction with the solutions provided, organisational change, and cost.

This is new, it’s exciting, it carries high expectation and responsibility, but most importantly we expect the In One Place programme to make a real difference.

Mark Gardner
Chief Executive, Melin Homes

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