THE NEED TO EVALUATE FINANCIAL SAVINGS ON SOCIAL CARE DELIVERY IN SCOTLAND
Findings from Audit Scotland’s recent report, Social Work in Scotland shows that local authorities in Scotland are collectively spending £3.1 billion a year on the delivery and commission of social care
However, with some £569m of that money outsourced to the third sector, without a major change, spending will increase to about £667m a year by 2020.
According to Audit Scotland’s research, people did not feel like they could speak up about the services they received “in case the care they received was reduced or changed” or to protect the “feelings of the people providing care”.
“The alliance’s, People Powered Health and Wellbeing programme has recently acknowledged that the economic benefits are complex and tricky to evaluate as the financial savings can spread much wider than just the health or social care system. Coproduced services might incur initial costs in one area, but produce results in others.
“For those commissioning services, this could be a disadvantage, but the bigger picture suggests that co-produced approaches save time and money…
“Whilst in its infancy, the impact of health and social care integration on the coproduction agenda has been limited.”
Introduction The National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing (NSE) was finally published on 20 October 2020, five years after the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review suggested regulatory and oversight changes were needed, although in 2018 the government >>>
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