The Cabinet Office and the Tripartite group (NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority and Association of Directors of Adult Social Care) have launched a new £2 million fund to support older people and reduce pressure on hospitals.
Large numbers of older people find themselves having to go to A&E or being admitted to hospital when it could have been avoided, and many stay longer in hospital than they would like, or are discharged and find themselves being readmitted shortly afterwards.
The fund aims to scale up and robustly test social action approaches to keeping older people well or helping them recover quicker when they do have to go to hospital. The deadline for applications is 13 June.
More information about the fund, including a contact number for questions and dates for workshops with potential bidders, is available at www.sibgroup.org.uk/hospitalfund