Local authorities are no strangers to having to make the most of limited resources – with increasing demand on services and tight budgets, many councils have been moving towards new ways of working to enable them to continue to meet the needs of their communities.
From more effective multi-agency collaboration to fulfilling their digital agenda by offering an increasing number of self-service options, there is much innovative work underway in councils looking to help plug the gap between resources and demand.
However, with the significant shortfall between the need for adult social care services and the funding available for this, the sector needs fundamental reform to achieve a sustainable strategy for adult social care.
Alex Khaldi, Market Director of Health and Social Care at Capita, looks at the four different sources of potential support which could help towards a sustainable future in adult social care, enabling local authorities to ensure that the most vulnerable have access to the care they need.
Read Alex’s article Facing the inevitable: Sharing risk for adult social care