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About the change Fund

The Scottish Government established a Change Fund to enable health and social care partners to implement local plans for making better use of their combined resources for older people's services. The national fund is for 4 years: £70m in 2011/12, £80m in 2012/13, £80m in 2013/14 and £70m in 2014/15.

Edinburgh's share of the £70m is just over £6m. In addition to the national allocation, the City of Edinburgh Council has committed £1.77m as part of the 2012/13 budget, £1.770m for 2013/14 and £2.648m for 2014/15.

Funding for Edinburgh is being used to support the work that is already underway as part of 'Live Well in Later Life', Edinburgh's joint commissioning plan for Older People. The main focus of the fund is:

  • improving outcomes for older people and their carers
  • supporting people in the community
  • building community capacity
  • preventing hospital admission
  • facilitating discharge from hospital
  • support for carers
  • training and development
  • cultural change to support the transformation.