Supporting independent living

Supporting independent living

This page provides information on the need to support people with long term conditions to be more independent and have full choice and control over their lives. One of the five key priorities in the health and wellbeing strategy focuses on supporting people with long term conditions to be independent and have control.

Developing a coordinated, effective and personalised response to the needs of adults with disabling, long-term health conditions is a central challenge for the health and social care system, and for wider public services. We will concentrate, in particular, on:
  • developing reablement and rehabilitation services to reduce people’s long-term support needs
  • integrating co-ordination of community support for people with long-term conditions
  • developing a system of personal budgets for long-term health and social care
  • making telecare and telehealth available to those who can benefit from them

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