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Adult Social Care Efficiency programme: Interim report 2013

In November 2012, the Local Government Association (LGA) published its report ‘Adult Social Care Efficiency programme; The initial position’. The report outlined
the approaches of the 54 councils who had agreed to participate in this two year programme. It included pragmatic and aspirational approaches to achieving savings and improving productivity in adult social care budgets. This report looks to capture the lessons from the first year of the programme (April 2012 – March 2013), and seeks to assist all councils who are looking to reduce their spending in adult social care.

At the end of the first year of the programme councils can be divided into three groups:

  • those who have made significant stridesand met their efficiency targets
  •  those that have worked to betterunderstand their position and while theyhave not yet met their targets they now have programmes in place to meet them
  •  and finally those that have made less progress than they initially expected.

This report focuses on those councils who have made good progress and the lessons that may be learned from them. All the councils which have made returns as part of this update exercise are covered in this report.