East Sussex’s four health and social care commissioning organisations (the three CCGs and the County Council) together spend around £935 million every year on services for local people. Our budget is likely to stay about the same, but demand and the costs of care will continue to rise, so we have a real challenge to make sure we continue to meet people’s needs. We know that if we don’t change the way we organise services to better meet need, our speed of access and the quality of care will suffer. So we have an urgent and important job to do. We all need to work together to make sure we spend 100% of that £935 million, funded by tax payers, better and more effectively so that every penny really counts. East Sussex Better Together is our programme to help us work together so we can ensure high quality and affordable care now and for future generations. We want to lessen our reliance on acute services and invest much more in high quality primary and community services to ensure this support is more readily available for local people. Our shared vision is that within 3 years there will be a fully integrated health and social care economy in East Sussex that makes sure our population receives proactive, joined up care and supporting everyone to live as independently as possible.
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