As health and social care professionals and human beings, we inherently know that when we are at home surrounded by familiarity and the people we love, we have a better chance of living well.
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Over the last few years, we are seeing increased levels of vulnerable people being moved (or placed) in care settings very far from their home communities. This is due to several things, though the overriding factor is a lack of suitable community provisions designed to meet people’s complex needs.
All too often, we hear stories of people consistently failing, not by the people working in the system, but as a result of a system unintentionally created, that is not optimally serving the needs of the most vulnerable individuals in our society.
Systemic change is needed, and we stand with you as fellow professionals in identifying the negative impact of Out of Area Placements. We know that legislative change is ever-evolving, and we also know it takes time for those changes to come into effect.
However, there is an emerging need for courageous providers to step up, hand in hand with commissioning managers, in order to get creative about what people really need now.
Catalyst Care Group’s goal is to work alongside colleagues across systems to find solutions for people in their own homes and communities, providing humanised, high-quality support despite perceived limitations.
Commissioners and Case Managers work with us to:
The time has come for us all, as people who genuinely care, to focus on keeping people as close to their home comforts as possible. It’s going to take courage, flexibility, and faith to achieve this – but together, we can ensure people receive the care they so richly deserve.
To work with us on building proactive, progressive solutions for people, contact us.
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