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Reducing the need for formal care

Luton Borough Council has increased its reablement services to drastically reduce the need for ongoing formal adult social care services and, as a result, has delivered £14.5 million of savings over three years. This case study forms part of our demand management, adult social care, resource.

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The council achieved this by delivering initiatives such as: a policy of no direct admissions to residential care from an acute hospital bed, use of assistive technology, a value for money approach for all care packages that are above £900 per week, retendering domiciliary care contracts and moving from 20 local suppliers to six strategic partners.