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Bath: Home First/D2A

CURO is a not-for-profit housing and support organisation based in Bath, providing affordable homes and care and support services across the West of England. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Blackburn with Darwen Home First with trusted assessment

Success for partners in Blackburn with Darwen has been achieved through shared recognition of a problem, and a commitment to developing a solution, and testing, revising and taking it further. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Cambridgeshire County Council :Technology Enabled Discharge (TED)

In late 2017 the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) team began working on a project to improve pathways and access to TEC for those who were being discharged from hospital. The aim was to significantly increase the take-up of lifelines and telecare within a vulnerable cohort that would most benefit from them and ensure that people had access to the councils in house Reablement Enhanced Response Service (ERS). This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Central Bedfordshire: Hospital Discharge Service - Person Tracker

To provide an equitable hospital discharge experience for residents whilst improving performance associated to delayed transfers, a bespoke Hospital Discharge Service was established in October 2017, with the use of iBCF monies to expand the council’s ‘discharge team’ located at the hospital where the greater number of admissions historically occurred. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Durham: multi-disciplinary multi-agency discharge teams

Following a review by the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) in October 2016, County Durham and Darlington Local Area Delivery Board has implemented a system-wide set of changes to improve performance. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

East Surrey care homes multi-disciplinary project

In 2014 East Surrey clinical commissioning group (CCG) embarked on a project to improve the medical care of residents of nursing and residential homes (care homes). East Surrey CCG has a significant number of Care Homes with a total of 1,800 beds across the geography. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Gloucestershire: care navigators

Managing transfers of care: an example of how a local area is working to implement system change. Care navigators use their local knowledge of community services and care options available to help individuals and their families make decisions about the best ways to stay independent and safe. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Gloucestershire: integrated commissioning function

Joint contracting arrangements – for care homes, community based and voluntary sector provision – are headed up by the director of integrated commissioning, with lead commissioners incorporating children and maternity, disabilities and older people. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Hackney: a continuous cycle of improvement in patient flow

Homerton University Hospital’s movement towards seven-day working to improve patient flow has been a long journey that has taken a few of years and gone through a number of iterations in terms of changes to systems and processes. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Hertforshire: adult care services seven-day working implementation

With the seven-day working strategy, Hertfordshire aimed to improve the flow from the acute into the community, ensuring discharges are not delayed over the weekend while service users wait for a package of care due to processes outside of the Monday to Friday norm. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.