Accountable care systems are being talked up as the new way of keeping older people out of hospital. Or are they just privatisation by the back door?
“My life now is 100% better. In my old flat I was socially isolated and didn’t get out much. But here I have as much privacy but also as much activity and company as I want. And I feel safe here.” Michael James is describing life at Priory View, a sheltered accommodation block in Dunstable, Hertfordshire, that is trying to keep its 83 elderly, often disabled, residents as healthy as possible for …read more