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New Care Technology (CT) Service for Leicestershire residents

Leicestershire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health launched their  new Care Technology (CT) Service for local residents on 25 April.

Care Technology (sometimes referred to as ‘telecare’) is monitoring and alert equipment that can be tailored to help people remain safe and independent in their homes and communities. This equipment can also provide residents, their carers, family and friends with the reassurance that help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new CT Service will be free for all adults living in Leicestershire who meet the council’s eligibility criteria. To find out more visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/care-technology

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Urgent Falls Response Service for Leicestershire County and Rutland pilot to run seven days a week

Phase 2 of the pilot service, provided by DHU to include weekend provision is now live and the service will be available from 8am – 8pm seven days a week until the end of May 2022 when the pilot finishes.

This service has been introduced to eliminate the difference in service provision between Leicester city, and Leicestershire and Rutland, reduce health inequality and improve patient health and wellbeing.

Referrals can be made by all Health and Social Care professionals and will be triaged by DHU. The aim is to provide a response at the person’s place of residence to assess, treat, discharge and make an onward referral for support as appropriate within 2 hours.

For more information contact the CCG service lead alison.brooks17@nhs.net

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Consultation on draft strategy to tackle obesity and support people to maintain a healthy weight.

In November 2020, Leicestershire residents and organisations were invited to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for a Healthy Weight Strategy for Leicestershire 2021-2026, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/weight-strategy for more information.

The draft strategy sets out the council’s commitment to increase the number of adults, children and families who are a healthy weight in Leicestershire by 2026.  The council’s aim is to work together with community groups, local organisations and businesses to create an environment that encourages people to make healthy choices and supports communities to live and age well.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email HealthyWeight@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0705.

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Leicestershire County Council’s new sexual health strategy consultation now open

Leicestershire residents, professionals, partner organisations and providers are being encouraged to have their say on the County Council’s proposals for a new Sexual Health Strategy 2020-23 during an eight-week consultation, launched on 1 April 2020.

The proposals focus on providing people with the right information, accessible services and support to enable them to make positive decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.

For more information and to read the draft strategy visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sexual-health-strategy . You can submit your feedback via email at sexualhealth@leics.gov.uk

The deadline for consultation responses is midnight on Sunday, 31 May 2020.

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March Health and Care Integration bulletin now available

The March edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin focuses on the County Council’s investment in TRIBE, a digital platform to grow community capacity and facilitate social prescribing. The Assistive Technology Dementia Pilot is now seeking referrals from the public and the first three tools developed for the EMAHSN Falls Demonstrator project are due to come online during March.

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January Health and Care Integration bulletin now available

The latest edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin features the County Council’s January campaigns from the weight management and stop smoking services designed to support the residents of Leicestershire. The recent launch of the Home First service and a new assistive technology dementia pilot designed to help people with dementia living at home due to go live in February.

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November’s Health and Care Integration bulletin available now

The November edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin features news and case studies on how Leicestershire residents are being supported to improve their health and wellbeing and maintain their independence including the county council’s plan for a new specialist dementia care facility, the LLR Falls Prevention Group’s exercise film to help people reduce their risk of falling and a reminder from the county’s Warm Homes Service on the help available to residents.

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September Health and Care Integration bulletin now available

You can now download the September edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin which has details on the launch of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Falls Demonstrator Pathway as well as the five ways to wellbeing mental health self-care campaign, plus updates from Carillon Wellbeing Radio and the Children and Families Partnership.

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July Health and Care Integration bulletin out now

The July edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin is now available. This issue features a review of the 2018/19 Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) figures, an update from the Unified Prevention Board. Plus, news from our NHS partners on the launch of a video highlighting the proposals to improve acute and maternity services for patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

 

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June BCF integration resources summary now available

Catch up with the latest national health and care integration initiatives in the June 2019 summary available in our resources section.

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