How charities can ease the stress on the NHS

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Charities play a vital role in reducing pressure on mainstream NHS and social care services, delivering savings to the public purse.

The challenge for the new clinical commissioning groups and local authorities is to understand which charities are working in their area and their impact.

Some of these charities may not be well known to local care services, especially following the health services reorganisation, and the responsibility may fall on local providers or commissioners to seek them out to establish what they can offer to meet the needs of their local area.

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