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Physios welcome extra funds for older people services

5 July 2005 - 9:10am

In response to today's announcement by Health Minister Stephen Ladyman to allocate 60 million pounds to help older people live independently, the CSP press office issued a statement.

In response to today's announcement by Health Minister Stephen Ladyman to allocate 60 million pounds to help older people live independently, Phil Gray, Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said:

'We are delighted by the announcement today of extra funds for councils to develop innovative ways to help older people avoid emergency hospital visits and to live independently for longer.

'As part of our drive to promote independence for older people, over the past year we have released figures that show significant variations in council provision of services and have called on them to improve care services available to older people to ensure that they maintain their independence and continue living at home. We are pleased to see this action.

'Older people are a growing social group and need practical assistance and support to ensure they can remain active and independent for as long as possible. Physiotherapists are putting an enormous effort into rehabilitation to enable older people who have suffered an injury or undergone surgery to return home. It is wasted if there are not adequate support services provided by local authorities to help older people lead an active and independent life at home. The announcement of extra funding is a very positive step forward and we would like to see continued and growing investment in falls prevention and other services to achieve the goal of real independence of older people wherever it is possible.'

Notes to Editors

For further information contact the CSP press office on 0207 306 6616/6628/6163.

The CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 45, 000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. For previous releases, visit: www.csp.org.uk/mediagovernment/mediareleases

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