Last week, Dan visited Paddy Geere House in Ipswich to meet with manager Clare Whight, along with her dedicated staff and residents. Paddy Geere House is a very sheltered housing facility which provides an alternative to residential care homes, allowing residents to live safely within a small community whilst having care and support close by, if needed. Guests at Paddy Geere House are able to retain their independence with their own private flat, whilst also having the option of socialising with other residents during meal times or at the regular communal bingo and quiz nights.
The single biggest challenge facing our health service is how to meet both the human and financial cost of better looking after our vulnerable older people and putting their needs first. It is for this reason that we need to see a more integrated health and social care service that is grounded in local communities within Suffolk, to provide high quality elderly and end of life care, and local facilities such as Paddy Geere House will have a vital role to play in delivering this locally focused, integrated care.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....