It’s been a far from normal year of delivery for both Integrated Plus projects. The team spent a large proportion of the year leading 6 Covid-19 Community Support Networks and arranging crisis support for over 900 local residents. In addition to this, they continued to support existing Integrated Plus clients and receive a further 814 referrals for social prescribing support.
Due to Covid-19 crisis support work taking precedent this year, both evaluation reports are based on a smaller sample of data compared to previous years. However, findings continue to demonstrate positive social outcomes for the people we support, significant reductions in hospital admissions and A&E attendances and a strong combined cost avoidance figure of over £1million for both services.
I am proud of how hard the team have worked, not only sustain the day to day service, but also to provide essential crisis support for local people, with the help of Dudley CVS colleagues, local volunteers and partners.
Please click on the links below to read the full evaluation reports: