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21 Jul 2011
Funded by the Department of Health East Midlands to support implementation of the national carers strategy, two projects have successfully taken place in the region to improve early access to information, advice and support for carers in primary care health settings.
Practice Based Commissioning (PBC) consortia were invited to submit innovative proposals costing up to £25,000, to improve support for carers of people with longterm conditions. This recognises the pivotal role that primary care clinicians have in identifying and supporting carers, both in terms of their own health and in helping patients to maintain their support network in the community.
08 Jul 2011
To support the transformation of social care services in the region, the East Midlands Joint Improvement Partnership (JIP) funded a programme that contributed to developing local social care markets. Leicester City Council chaired and led the East Midlands Commissioning and Market Board which oversaw its development and implementation.
03 May 2011
As part of the Joint Improvement Partnership (JIP) plan to support people with learning disabilities to live an ordinary life, the East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (EM IEP) funded the ‘Getting a Life' (GAL) programme to be implemented in the region.
Four local authorities within the East Midlands region took part in projects to increase the number of people between 14-25 year olds with learning disabilities find paid employment.
EM IEPCS53 - March 2011
30 Mar 2011
A Department of Health (DoH) initiative, funded by the East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership and the DoH has significantly improved access to management information for commissioning of services in adult social care.