Care and Health Improvement Programme Efficiency project

Examples of efficiencies in adult social care budgets

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In 2016/17 the LGA worked alongside 10 councils that proposed a range of innovative solutions to assist in achieving greater efficiencies from their adult social care budgets.

The projects that were being run by councils could be described under three main headings:

  • managing demand for social care by offering residents a different type of service
  • more effectively using the capacity in communities to help find new care solutions
  • working closer with partners in the NHS to reduce pressures in the care and health system.

This report looks at the ten projects and draws conclusions as to what other councils might learn from them. The findings will be of particular interest to directors and assistant directors of adult social care, heads of service or transformation, or change managers leading projects to develop more efficient and sustainable approaches to supporting vulnerable practice.