0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

savings in adult social care

2 June 2011

The Audit Commission’s briefing paper ‘Improving Value for Money in Adult Social Care’ has stated that although improvements are being made in adult social care, there is still much work to be done in order to deliver savings and make a difference to peoples’ lives.

Given the current pressures on services and finances, councils need to be more innovative in achieving efficiency. The briefing identified nine areas in which councils can make changes, but stressed that not one council made changes to all nine areas.

The report pointed out it is not just the usual issues of procurement and partnership that should be considered, but that councils need to be more innovative in addressing adult social care needs.

For social care services to meet future demands councils need to increase the pace of these improvements. One option suggested in the report was for closer working with the NHS, whether by commissioning or delivering services jointly, an option some local authorities are considering.

related opinions

The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020

On 14 October 2020, The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) were made into law and will come into force on 4 November 2020.

View blog

Internal Market Bill published today – the start of the controversy?

The Internal Market Bill is published today, but amid much controversy.

View blog

Important opportunity to comment on case law precedent

The UK government is considering extending this power to depart from retained EU case law to additional lower courts and tribunals, namely the Court of Appeal in England and Wales and the High Court of Justice in England and Wales and their equivalents.

View blog

COVID-19 child protection practice - four months in - lessons learned so far

In June 2020 the University of Birmingham published a research briefing exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection practice.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up