The NHS Long Term Plan aims to give people greater control over the care they receive, with more care and support being offered in or close to people’s homes, rather than in hospital. It also aims to improve the use of technology to support people with long term health problems in new ways, helping them to stay well and live independently for longer.
The National Ageing Well programme has specific work areas aimed at the most frail and vulnerable of our current older generation. These include:
- promoting a multidisciplinary approach;
- giving people more say about the care and support they receive;
- offering more support for people who look after family members, partners or friends;
- promoting more rapid community response teams;
- and offering more NHS support into care homes.
In Sheffield we have created a dedicated team who are focussed on delivering the nationally funded Ageing Well Programme within our locality.
The team comprises representation from Health, Social, Voluntary, and Private Organisations who are working in partnership with the people of Sheffield to provide services that deliver ‘what matters’ to our community in line with the NHS England & Improvement (NHSEI) Ageing Well recommendations.
What are the principles that underpin the programme?
The ‘Team Sheffield’ approach to this piece of work will follow distinct principles outlined below:
What does the three Priority areas of work within the programme entail?
Click the links below to read about the three Priority areas of work.
Whilst the Ageing Well Programme has three distinct workstreams, interconnections exist within the programme, with several projects feeding into two or all three core elements.
For the latest updates on the Ageing Well Programme, please see the HCP Director’s Reports which can be found here and are produced bi-monthly: Sheffield HCP Director’s Report – Sheffield Health and Care Partnership