Admissions to Residential and Nursing Care from Hospital and Delayed Transfers of Care

To summarise recent concerning trends in the increased
use of residential and nursing home care and reduced support in the
community that raise issues about outcomes for individuals, including
their safety, consumer, legal and human rights, and the operation of the

To set out policy and practice issues that local authorities should
consider in admissions to residential care, both for short and long term
care; the use of reablement and intermediate care; discharge to assess
models and the operation of hospital discharge processes.

To remind Directors of the core elements of good practice in both
commissioning and social care practice, based on statutory requirements
and the human and other rights of people with care and support needs.

Recognising that local systems of health and social care are likely
to face another difficult winter, to summarise the arrangements that
should be in place with local system partners in the NHS and independent
sector about how these pressures will be jointly managed in terms of
capacity, resources and inter-organisational and professional

Please download the full document.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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