​​​​Living Well For Longer

LWFL.pngOver the past few months we’ve engaged with our stakeholders and members to shape and inform the Living Well For Longer (LWFL) programme. A significant focus for the programme is supporting the shared ambition across our communities to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions for older people and, to that end, consider new and innovative models of care to help achieve this goal.

Colleagues in health, social care and the voluntary sector all face monumental funding challenges. But LWFL isn’t just about money … it’s about ensuring that older people have the treatment and support they need at the right place and at the right time. And we know that, more often than not, hospital becomes the place of choice because of the absence of alternatives. That’s why we are delighted to be working in partnership with Age UK. They are creating the conditions that enable older people to stay out of hospital. It’s about supporting older people to access the person centred care that enables them to live more independently for longer. Volunteers play a major part in delivering this initiative.

As we pull together our refreshed strategy for Living Well For Longer, we are moving towards a place where we can support our partners to contribute to communities in which more older people can flourish, enjoying better health, care and wellbeing.
More information is available to read in our new publication, Supporting more effective and more sustainable services for older people.
For more information on the programme and how you can get involved, email Tracey Faraday-Drake, Programme Director.