It is well known that we are living longer, giving us an ageing population in
Since its launch in 2001, the National service framework ( NSF) for older people has helped NHS, social care and other organisations move significantly closer to this vision. By building stronger partnerships between NHS organisations, local councils, the private sector and older people themselves, the NSF is helping bring about faster, more joined-up care for this section of our community.
The NSF for older people sets out eight standards covering the whole range of care older people might need. The standards embody fundamental principles ensuring care is based on clinical need, not age, and that services treat older people as individuals, promoting their quality of life, independence, dignity and their right to make choices about their own care.
They also set out specific goals for tackling some of the biggest killers in this age group - including strokes and falls - as well as making the development of more and better intermediate care a priority. Intermediate care speeds up hospital discharge and helps people get well in their own homes or in supported community settings. It also helps older people avoid crisis and emergency hospital admissions through more timely and more personalised care.
For more information please see http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/nsf/pages/olderpeople.aspx
The Herts Essex Energy Partnership
Do you live in Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford or Welwyn Hatfield?
The Herts Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP) is currently offering discounted energy efficiency measures to improve the insulation & heating in your home. Fifteen local authorities are working together to bring their residents Government funding in order to provide: Cavity Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, Heating and renewable measures .
Subject to technical survey and availability of funding. All work is carried out by approved contractors. All surveys are free and without obligation.