Use of resources

Underpinning all of this is the imperative to use all available resources effectively. Every pound that Birmingham spends on care must represent a pound well spent. The pressures on the City Council’s resources are enormous and it is essential that resources are maximised.

In order to deliver this element of the strategy, a review of the use of resources will provide a framework for moving resources from areas where best value is not being delivered to areas where it can. So, for example, areas of service will receive investment such as the development of community assets and Shared Lives while other poorly performing services will have their resources reduced. This is not a one-off exercise and there will be on-going monitoring and review of spend to ensure resources are maximised. This will work alongside the Council’s long-term budget planning and management processes.

This will set the direction for future consideration of savings proposals for Adult Social Care and Health.