A major investment and rollout of strengthened Integrated Health and Social Care Community Teams (ICTs) is benefitting patients across the county with 24 hour a day, 7 day a week support where they live.

By the end of this year, the CCG expects up to 3,000 patients to have been treated by the ICT Rapid Response Service. The service provides them with extra support at home and avoids the need for admission to an acute hospital.

We are now moving to Phase 2 of ICTs. This is an exciting prospect and will result in closer working with mental health services and the voluntary and community sector to meet people’s needs.