About Us

Frailty icare is a new regional approach to frailty led by the Care Closer to Home Programme of the shadow Integrated Care System for the North East, North Cumbria and Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby.

The aim is to drive the development of better ways of preventing frailty and supporting those living with frailty.

Working in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), a frailty toolkit – ‘Frailty icare’ – is being developed, reflecting the components of effective care Involve, Consider, Assess, Respond and Evaluate’.

The toolkit will incorporate evidence-based approaches to care, key resources, local examples of good practice and key outcome metrics.

Local care systems will be able to benchmark existing care provision and metrics against others in the region, identify priorities and then draw on the toolkit to introduce new initiatives and improve the care and support they offer.

A regional frailty Community of Practice has been established to drive the work forwards, bringing together a wide range of professionals from across the region who understand frailty and older people’s services.