Lib Dems ‘Embrace Care Programme’ will see a step change in the number of people able to live Independently in Cornwall

Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have endorsed an adult social care partnership that will establish 17 locality based Integrated Community Health Teams from 1 April 2021, and deliver a step change in the number of people being supported to live independently at home rather than being referred prematurely to long term residential care.

The Embrace Care Programme is a partnership between Cornwall Foundation Trust (CFT)and Corserv Care (the new name for Cornwall Council’s care company) and a highly successful example of Cornwall Council, independent providers, the community sector and NHS providers working together to deliver high quality adult social care for Cornwall residents.

Rob Rotchell, Lib Dem portfolio for Adult Social Care said, “I am delighted to fully endorse this partnership between the Cornwall Foundation Trust and Corsev which is part of Cornwall Council’s efforts to modernise and transform adult social care in Cornwall for the 21st century.

“We greatly value the continued hard work and commitment of health and care staff across Cornwall, the resilience and caution of its vulnerable community members and the support provided by carers, family members and other volunteers. The Embrace Care Programme will help many more people live independently in Cornwall that would have been able to do so otherwise and should be celebrated.” 

Malcolm Brown, the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Cornwall Council added, “Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have worked hard with their Independent colleagues to ensure that adult social will come out of the Covid pandemic with renewed vigour and a bright future. We have delivered on the Lib Dem 2017 election promise to protect adult social care and will continue to do so as we move into the economic recovery.”  

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