Help-at-home: economic evidence
Annette Bauer, Michela Tinelli, Danielle Guy
|Direct Link to PDF (URL) ||https://essenceproject.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Essence_5_help-at-home.pdf|
|Summary || |
- Help-at-home schemes provide older people with access to a range of highly-valued support and can lead to health and wellbeing benefits.
- Help-at-home schemes appear to save local government and the NHS around £1500 per person per year, owing to:
- people remaining longer in their homes, rather than moving to care homes;
- fewer GP appointments;
- fewer hospital admissions.
- Benefits of help-at-home schemes might also accrue to volunteers providing support (who are more likely to find jobs after gaining skills through volunteering with the schemes).
- Findings from the economic evaluation summarised here are the first to demonstrate that help-at-home schemes also have the potential to offer value for money
- Despite the support provided by help-at-home schemes some older people continue to experience loneliness, financial worries and personal care.
- Despite economic evidence that help-at-home schemes can be good value for money, many benefits are likely to depend on local infrastructures and how such schemes are run, making it hard to generalise their value.
|Authors ||Annette Bauer, Michela Tinelli, Danielle Guy|
|Published ||2019 |
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