Care Closer to Home enables those with complex care needs, or who have multiple medical conditions or are frail, to live healthy and independent lives at home or in a place they call home and out of hospital wherever possible.
This helps prevent unnecessary hospital attendance or admission, but if a hospital visit is required, community support will be provided as required to enable the patient to return home sooner.
Services in the local community will work together with patients to provide the support and care needed in familiar surroundings close to family and friends. The services working together include GPs, community services, community mental health services, adult social care, care homes, home care services and voluntary organisations.
There are eight specific programmes within Care Closer to Home that we will deliver:
For more information about Care Closer to Home and the specific programmes, visit the Care Closer to Home webpage on the Lincolnshire Primary Care Network Alliance website. You can find out more about the specific work taking place in each of the eight programmes, get the most up to date information from the monthly newsletters, read patient stories and find out how the programmes and teams are helping to make a difference to the local communities across Lincolnshire.