Wigan care homes to get £2m cash injection

Care homes in Wigan are to receive a £2 million cash injection from the council to improve standards.

Wigan Council has approved plans to create an innovation fund to pay for extra training and technology, Wigan Today reports.

Six homes in the region have been rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission in the region since the beginning of the year.

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Councillor Keith Cunliffe, portfolio holder for adult social care and health, said: “When we launched The Deal for Adult Social Care and Health our priority was to give everyone the opportunity to retain their independence and connect into the community while experiencing the highest standards of care.

“This has already brought great success through our work to focus on the person by giving people the chance to enjoy their passions.

“This new fund will help to further improve the services available to residents and make sure the needs of everyone can be met through innovative working.”

The fund will enable the borough’s residential and nursing homes to bid for projects that will improve their quality and capacity of care.

Wigan Council also aims to improve care through programmes including reminiscence pods to provide calming and therapeutic environments for people living with dementia.

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