The initiative, funded via Essex County Council (ECC), will see otherwise-empty Tendring District Council (TDC) sheltered lodging use to briefly house folks popping out of health center care.
It’s going to assist to scale back power on grownup social care and health center wards via offering lodging for sufferers who’re medically cleared for discharge however who can not go back house for different causes.
This might come with unsuitability in their house, corresponding to being at the first flooring or because of problems with disrepair, and the 12-week length permits time for the ones problems to be resolved.
The 3-year settlement, made via TDC’s Cupboard nowadays (Friday, 7 October), follows a one-year pilot scheme – funded via the North East Essex Well being and Wellbeing Alliance – which noticed 4 residences used as brief lodging via ECC for as much as 12 weeks via 16 folks.
Paul Honeywood, TDC Cupboard Member for Housing, stated this scheme benefited everybody.
“This initiative places our empty houses to just right use and promises us an source of revenue, is helping relieve power on our hospitals and social care services and products; and, most significantly, will make stronger the lives of people that undergo it as they may be able to have their very own area and now not cross into residential care,” Councillor Honeywood stated.