The Council and democracy The draft budget proposals 2017-20

Adult social care and health

Join up more health and social care services, saving £12million over three years. We are already working with NHS partners to join up more and to save money by buying and designing services as one. This makes services more effective by bringing teams and their management together. We would further increase prevention and early help, which would reduce demand on residential care, nursing and hospital admissions.

What people said when we asked about this between 3 November and 15 December 2016

People said:

Eighty-eight percent of people agreed with the option and twelve percent disagreed. Twelve percent thought joined-up working would improve services and eleven percent said it would help save money. Eight percent disagreed with the option largely because of concerns over funding reduction and reorganisation.

We said:

This is now a budget proposal. We have continued to work closely with partners and now propose to reduce the savings required to £12million.

Consultation on our proposed budget closed on 10 February 2017. We listened hard and considered all responses before finally setting our budget at our council meeting on 3 March.

Thanks to the thousands who joined the conversation.

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