As the needs of communities change and financial pressures grow, health and care services are looking for responses. In particular we need to develop new community, primary care and preventative services. At Social Finance, we help develop partnerships to design, invest in and deliver better models of care.
We are currently working across a number of issue areas to help develop and implement new models of care. These include better end of life care, enhancing primary care, integrating health and employment support, preventing ill health by addressing loneliness and establishing alternatives to residential care for those with learning and physical disabilities.
We have developed a number of service improvement platforms to bring together clinical, operational and financial capacity, such as Health and Employment Partnerships.
As part of our approach, we manage two investment funds: the Care and Wellbeing Fund to develop and scale new and existing community care services for people affected by cancer and other long term conditions; and the Shared Lives Incubator Fund to support the expansion of Shared Lives schemes across the UK which offer personalised, high quality care for adults with learning disabilities and other needs.