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Why we need better care

Local health and care system do not always work well for the people using them. It can be complicated and difficult to move from one service to the next. Health and care professionals often work independently of each other, rather than together, when looking after people. Some services which are currently delivered in hospitals would be better delivered in the community, close to people’s homes.

At the same time, the demand for health and care services is rising. We have an ageing population and a growing number of elderly people needing more intensive care and support. It is clear that we need to work differently to deliver the care that we will need, now and in the future.