Prevention for adults with long term conditions
With 26 million people in England reporting to have at least one long-term condition and 10 million with two or more, supporting people to manage their long-term health conditions can significantly improve their quality of life and promote long-term changes in their physical, mental and psychological health.
Due to the varied needs of people with long-term health conditions, prevention initiatives are varied but focus on self-care through providing:
- Information and advice – the more people understand about their condition and the services around them the better they can access timely and appropriate support.
- Supporting independence – allowing people to monitor their own conditions at home, and the provision of adaptations or aids enabling people to better self-manage their conditions and return home after hospital care.
- Support networks – at least 30 per cent of all people with a long-term condition also have a mental health problem (Cimpean and Drake 2011), highlighting the importance of connecting people to support networks to avoid social isolation and to provide an opportunity to share experiences
Making choices, being informed
Promoting independence and wellbeing
- Community Team Plus
- Lye Community Project
- Prevention in Bexley
- Hospital 2 Home Leicestershire
- Living Well
- Tower Hamlets Reablement Service