A TEAM made up of county council and health professionals has been presented with a ‘highly commended’ award for their work helping older people.
The group made the final three out of 600 entries for their Single Assessment Process work (SAP).
This makes sure older people only have to give their details once. Their assessment is kept electronically and shared by everyone involved.
The Highflyers Positive Practice award was in the Information Sharing – Joining Health and Social Care category.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved,” said executive member for adult social services Lynn Hardwick.
“They did extremely well against strong competition. Their work has been so successful we are hoping to roll it out later this year to people aged eighteen and over.”
The group comprises Cheshire County Council, Central and East Cheshire Primary Care Trust, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust, Central Cheshire Older Peoples Resource Group and Cheshire Older Peoples Network.