The Health and Social Care Regional Integration Fund (RIF) is a new five year fund that will help to improve health and social care services.

What is the RIF aiming to do?

The RIF will help organisations working in health, social care and wellbeing to do the following things:

  • Focus on prevention and tackle challenges at an early stage
  • Work together to develop ‘joined up’ health and social care services
  • Share experiences and learnings together through dedicated groups called ‘communities of practice’
  • Hire and bring together staff from different organisations to run services
  • Share funding
  • Create regional plans and partnerships

 

Community based care – prevention and community coordination

This includes community services that help to protect residents from longer term health or wellbeing problems, including befriending groups, community hubs, falls prevention, and access to wellbeing services.

Community based care – complex care closer to home

This will help to improve recovery following a period of ill health, helping people to be more independent in the long term. Support could include help at home from specialist teams who work in the community, and community rehabilitation.

Promoting good emotional health and well-being

Improving mental health and wellbeing in our communities is a priority. This will help create and improve services for both adults and young people who need emotional health and wellbeing support.

Supporting families to stay together safely, and therapeutic support for care experienced children

Health, social care and education partners will work together with families to help them stay together safely and prevent the need for children to become looked after.

Home from hospital services

Some people will always need treatment in a hospital environment, so this will help people to be discharged and recover at home safely and quickly. It also ensures those who do need acute care can access it easily.

Accommodation based solutions

It's vital people have warm, safe and supportive living environments. This includes developing independent living facilities, organising home adaptions and building accommodation for children with complex needs.

We need to ensure services are created with our communities. You can read about how to get involved and how decisions are made below.

Get involved

It's important people living and working in our communities are able to have their voice heard on what services are needed. Please see how you can get involved here.

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The people we support

The services created through the RIF will support lots of people who access health, social care and wellbeing services. See how we are working with different groups here.

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Population Needs Assessment

Our Population Needs Assessment has been created with our communities to influence what services are improved and created.

Download summary here

Other projects

Many existing projects will be continued under the RIF. Read about this here.

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