Steve Double welcomes nearly £3m of additional government winter funding for Adult Social Care for Cornwall Council

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has welcomed today’s confirmation by Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock that Cornwall Council will receive nearly £3m in additional funding from the Government to help with adult social care over the winter.

Today’s announcement saw the Secretary of State confirm Cornwall Council has been awarded £2,793,384 as part of £240m of additional funding for councils to spend on adult social care services to reduce pressures on the NHS this winter.

Commenting, Steve said:

“It is great to see the announcement by the Secretary of State for this funding, which Cornwall Council will be able to use to combat bed blocking, getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds and alleviating winter pressures on the NHS.

Supporting the NHS to deliver high quality services for patients this winter is a critical priority for the Government and I am pleased to see this funding in recognition of that.”

“I look forward to working with Cornwall Council to ensure it is delivered in the best possible way for the people of Cornwall.”