£1.7m cash boost for Doncaster social care

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Vulnerable people in Doncaster are to be given extra help to allow them to live independently with Doncaster receiving a £1.7 million funding boost.

Doncaster Council’s Adults and Communities, Public Health Directorates and NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group says it aims to use the money to promote well-being and independent living by developing new services which are innovative and responsive to the needs of residents and increase self-help.

The £1.7 million funding will be available over the next two years.

Community groups, providers and charitable organisations will be given the chance to design and influence the plans.

The plans will be launched at an event on September 19 at 9.30am at the Lakeside Community Church, Doncaster.

At the event a new Doncaster Community Funding Prospectus - with six themes around supporting and maintaining independence - will see community organisations meet commissioners of health and social care to discuss their ideas for services and activities.

Coun Pat Knight, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: “This is an exciting a new approach to how Doncaster commissions its health and social care services in the borough.

“We know that statutory services cannot provide all the solutions that will help people maintain their independence and well-being. We know that there are many user led groups, organisations and service providers already providing good and cost effective support for adults in Doncaster.”