LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--cloudBuy, the world’s leading transactional cloud platform, is pleased to announce its Chairman Ronald Duncan will speak alongside Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under-secretary for Health Services, at the Local Government Association (LGA) exhibition in Bournemouth on 10 July 2014. Together, they will explain the impact of the new Care Act along with the £3.8 billion of funding available to local authorities through the Integration Transformation Fund.
The session will also be supported by Cllr Colette Wyatt-Lowe, Hertfordshire County Council Cabinet member for Care and chair of the Health and Wellbeing board and Cllr Robin Brown, Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet member for Care and chair of the Health and Wellbeing board. They will outline how their councils are meeting the challenges of implementing the Care Act, along with how the Care Act is enabling them to address the challenges of self-funders, personal budgets and early intervention to deliver better quality care at a lower cost.
“The Care Act is a ground-breaking step in global care just as the NHS was a ground breaking step in global health,” said Ronald Duncan, Chairman and CIO, cloudBuy. “This Act empowers everybody, whether they are self-funded or council supported, to ease their worries with greater control and more certainty over finding and purchasing appropriate care.”
Health Minister Dr Daniel Poulter MP said, “We are putting people and their carers in control of personal care for the first time and helping local authorities to operate more efficiently. The intelligent use of technology to allow people to manage their own care at an early stage is critical to our plans for a modern care system that meets the needs of an ageing population and provides better care at a significantly lower cost to the individual and government.”
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