Manchester has been awarded over £12M from the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund, a pot of money that is helping localities across Greater Manchester to transform health and social care.
Manchester is submitting two application to the Transformation Fund and this one covers funding for Local Care Organisations and the single commissioning function. The single hospital function application will come at a later date.
There are four key areas that align with the overall Greater Manchester strategy and in the coming years will:
- Bring together Manchester’s main providers of care and deliver integrated support to people who need support from primary care, community support, secondary and social care, while connecting to community
assets and building on the strengths people have.
- Introduce the single commissioning function which will bring together the three Clinical Commissioning Groups and Manchester City Council commissioning for Social Care. It will develop new ways of commissioning and introduce new ways of working including the development of new payment mechanisms and contracting arrangements.
- Reform workforces, estates, information management and technology and communications in order to deliver all of the plans effectively.
- Design and implement a new mental health service to address a number of clinical priorities.
When the application was assessed, it was found that Manchester’s vision for delivering new Local Care Organisations has a good breadth of ambition with a community approach. They also provided evidence of excellent governance arrangements and stakeholder engagement across all involved organisations.