Local partners for care homes

For all care homes, with and without nursing care, their most important local partners will be health and social care agencies.

The importance of joined-up local working to support the health and care of people in care homes has been recognised in NHS England’s New Models of Care programme.

Local partnerships, of course, do not end with health and social care. Providing the range of services that focus on the individual person will involve partnerships with other local authority services: transport, employment, leisure, and library services, for example.

Collaboration in market shaping with the local authority will help services to connect locally. Working together with other care home providers may enable you to maximise the opportunities you can offer residents.