Home from hospital

A blueprint to help more people go home from hospital and regain their independence has been produced by the National Care Forum (NCF), which represents non-profit care providers.  Designed to support the NHS’s new intermediate care framework, the NCF blueprint advocates and describes effective accommodation-based intermediate care and reablement.  Published in partnership with the Care Provider Alliance, it sets out the components of “effective, high quality, timely rehabilitative care in a variety of community settings.”  NCF policy director Liz Jones added: “We now have a blueprint for what an ideal accommodation-based intermediate care plan looks like. This is going to make an enormous difference to outcomes for people who are coming out of hospital with a real need for comfort and stability.”