Elderly patients are more likely to end up back in hospital if they do not receive the right support when they go home.
The Royal Voluntary Service found that patients in Leicestershire who were helped by volunteers were significantly less likely to be readmitted.
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Storm Brian will bring plenty of strong winds into the region today with blustery, heavy showers later on.
A very windy day across the region with gales likely over hilly areas, leading to blustery showers.