A recent report published by the Good Governance Institute, ‘Care and support at home: an audit of telecare services in England’, provides recommendations about how telecare services and user outcomes can be improved.
- telecare definitions
- commissioning pack and plans
- integration arrangements
- prevention approaches
- pooled budgets
- telecare spending from NHS resources, and
- awareness raising including Three Million lives.
The report and the analysis it contains was compiled following a number of requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 sent to all upper-tier and unitary local authorities in England. The audit was responded to by 121 out of 152 councils (80%) in England. All analyses in this paper are based on the responses of those local authorities that responded in full to the FOI requests.