Govt announces funding boost to enable independent living

Govt announces funding boost to enable independent living

The government has announced a £200 million funding boost to enable older adults to live independently for longer.

In what is a major revamp of the care system, the Care and Support White Paper has announced plans to build more adapted homes for older and disabled people.

The fund, which is designed to last five years, is expected to provide 6,000 properties. It will go some way to easing the burden currently placed on the already stretched care home sector.

Care providers are increasingly coming under pressure in the UK and across the globe, as a result of the world's ageing population. Thus, governments are being called upon to find sustainable models to ensure older adults are properly provided for.

The government is hoping that the adapted homes are one such plan and will form part of a new strategy to improve the standard of care in the UK, following a series of negative reports.

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