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    A report has found that housing, health and crime budgets could fall by more than a quarter through employing co-ordinators to help people navigate care services. Coins

    Three pilots established by Homeless Link, Mind, Drugscope and Clinks have been evaluated and found to provide better and cheaper care. The pilots focus on a dedicated worker as a single point of contact for people engaged with homelessness services.

    The initiative called, Making Every Adult Matter, was piloted in Cambridgeshire and found costs related to crime, drugs and alcohol, mental health and housing fall by 26.4% in two year. This equals £958 per client per month, reports 24dash.

    In Derby costs reduced by 15.8%, which is equivalent to £484 per client per month due to the pilot.

    Compass Lexecon, FTI Consulting and Pro Bono Economics carried out the evaluation of the pilots, which also found an improvement in the mental and physical wellbeing of nearly all clients. The report said: ‘We found that nearly all clients showed significant improvements in wellbeing.’

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    February 19, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Care Quality

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