Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have commented on a decision to scrap two night care services, combine resources and reduce the number of rounds.
The current services are separated by the Night Time Visiting Service, run by Sheffield City Council, and the Roaming Nights Care, operated by SCCG.
Both provide support during the night with pressure care, personal care and toileting, with two care workers travelling together to visit people across the city.
The plans would see both of these close and resources combined for a joint Care at Night service, run by both the council and SCCG.
Council officers said the change will save money and make the service more efficient.
Mandy Philbin, chief nurse at NHS SCCG, said: “NHS Sheffield CCG has been able to agree in principle to combine the night visiting services. We believe that by working with Sheffield City Council we can improve the quality and fairness of this service for these patients by using the Sheffield pound more wisely.
Source: ‘Improved quality and fairness’ for integrated night care – The Star
The newly launched Sheffield’s Adult Carers action plan will make sure that people in a caring role continue to get the support they need so that they can care for others.
The action plan was conceptualised by carers themselves at an event they held and will support their 60,000 unpaid adult peers across Sheffield.
Sheffield City Council works not only with the individual themselves but also a range of related organisations including Sheffield Carers Centre, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Health and Social Care Trust and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group to coordinate the help and support given to the city’s carers.
Chris, who cares for his adult daughter who has autism and cerebral palsy explained that it was essential that the process was a genuine collaboration between services and individual carers and that the plan needed to be “open, honest and transparent to make lasting change.”
Source: Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers | Sheffield News Room