The Home Cure
- 26th June 2012, 08:30AM
- Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ
The coalition government has made it clear that reablement is central to its plans for improving efficiency, as evidence suggests that the cost savings it brings to both health and social care services are substantial. Yet while reablement moderately reduces care costs over the longer term, it does not always reduce health costs – in other words, it is less effective at reducing the risk of hospital readmission.
This new Demos research, based on interviews and case studies with local commissioners, providers and older people experiencing reablement services, suggests that the current reablement offer needs to become more personalised, and that social housing providers are an untapped resource in addressing these priorities.
In The Home Cure, Demos examines whether reablement can achieve better outcomes and reap greater cost efficiencies by changing how it is delivered – and potentially who delivers it. To launch the report, our panel will discuss these issues before taking questions from an audience of key stakeholders from the fields of housing, health and care.
Speakers will include:
- Stephen Dorrell MP, Member of Parliament for Charnwood and Chairman of the Health Select Committee
- Ruth Cooke, CEO, Midland Heart
- Claudia Wood, Deputy Director, Demos
- Chris Munday, Managing Director for Care and Support, Midland Heart
More speakers to be confirmed
The event will take place on 26 June at Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ from 8:30am - 10:00am. To attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0207 367 6331 with any access enquiries.