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Voluntary Sector Consultation Briefing 21 st January 2013. Local Financial Context. Stuart McKellar. What is SBC’s share of the Council Tax Bill spent on?. Over 50% of our budget is spent on caring for vulnerable people and servicing debt.

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Voluntary sector consultation briefing 21 st january 2013

Voluntary Sector Consultation Briefing21st January 2013


Voluntary sector consultation briefing 21 st january 2013

Local Financial Context

Stuart McKellar


What is sbc s share of the council tax bill spent on

What is SBC’s share of the Council Tax Bill spent on?

Over 50% of our budget is spent on caring for vulnerable people and servicing debt


Voluntary sector consultation briefing 21 st january 2013

We have delivered £273m of cumulative efficiency savings in the last 7 years in the LA

£ millions

Page 7


Population forecast swindon

Population Forecast - Swindon


Funding and contracts

Funding and contracts

  • Total adult social care net budget is £38.5m

  • NHS Swindon budget for health is £317m of which £15m is funding community health services in SEQOL, £5m for children’s community health services, £15m mental health

  • £2.4m is spend by SBC and NHS Swindon in the voluntary sector but contracts have developed over time, are fragmented, with lack of outcome based specifications

  • £4m spend by SBC on Supported Housing with contracts which are not always linked to adult social care and mental health contracts


Financial challenge

Financial challenge

  • The funding gap for Swindon Borough Council for 2013/14 is approximately £20m. In addition to proposed savings announced in December 2012, there are further challenges and the budget is not yet balanced. In January 2013the government removed £1.7m from the early Intervention Grant and allocated this to the dedicated Schools Grant to fund child care for vulnerable 2 year olds. Swindon CCG received a very challenging allocation to deliver good health outcomes for people in Swindon

  • The future position is very different and likely to be more challenging than what we have faced before

  • There is a need to get the most value from every £ we spend and challenge everything we do

    • Our key partners represent a significant part of our net budget so we need to work closely with them to align and maximise value from our collective resources

We can’t do everything and what we do must count !


How do we manage the increasing demand for services

How do we manage the increasing demand for services?

  • Consultation with voluntary sector on priorities and shape of services

  • Demand inquiry – how can we collectively manage the demand for adult social care


Consultation

Consultation

  • Swindon Borough Council and NHS Swindon are planning to consult on changes to the way voluntary sector contracts are commissioned

  • Swindon CCG has agreed to receive the results of the consultation at the Clinical Commissioning Group Board in due course

  • We are planning a 12 week consultation starting 1stFebruary 2013


Consultation1

Consultation

  • A series of focus groups and meetings to be held with representative of voluntary agencies providing mental health services, adult support and children’s services

  • Invitation to all agencies to submit their views in writing

  • A report collating the findings of the consultation to go to the Joint Commissioning Board, Clinical Commissioning Group Board and Elected Members with final recommendations


Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation

  • To gain the views of voluntary and community organisations and service users about the proposals to achieve:

  • Maximise independence;

  • Avoid long term care and hospital/specialist services admissions;

  • Encourage self-help, self care and behaviour change;

  • Grow social networks to support service users and carers;

  • Make better use of resources;

  • Safeguard against abuse and discrimination;

  • Improve access to local services through advice and information

  • Address inequality and the social exclusion of key groups


Building on previous consultation and themes from demand work

Building on previous consultation and themes from demand work

  • Advice and information about services needs co-ordination and a complete reshape

  • Managing expectations with communities and individuals with a starting point of ‘what people can do for themselves’, ‘how to keep/build skills to remain independent and what do they need help with

  • Learning disability/mental health services need to be community focused rather than placing people in residential/specialist care

  • There is much the voluntary and community sector can offer to develop solutions that commissioners are not using


Building on previous consultation

Building on previous consultation

  • Provide increased support for carers;

  • Align Community contracts more closely to the Adult Demand Inquiry Programme aims;

  • Establish an Advice and Information Hub, offering services and opportunities to enable people to live more independently;

  • Continue to fund services that provide preventative and befriending support ;

  • Reshape employment projects to encourage throughput, value for money and greater opportunity of employment experience;


Building on previous consultation1

Building on previous consultation

  • Reshape community based support for people with mental ill health and promoting well-being

  • Continue to support people with a learning disability to encourage greater independence, and targeted services for those who will always require support;

  • Provide support to those who are receiving a Direct Payment;

  • Maintain advocacy services, both statutory and for specific service users.

  • Ensure the implementation of a common assessment process and single point of contact for people receiving services across the voluntary and third sector


What have we done already

What have we done already ?

  • Adult care Strategy

  • Draft Strategy for Care – CCG January 2013

  • Carers support services summer 2012

  • Health watch (autumn 2012)

  • Voluntary sector infra structure and volunteering January 2013

  • Investment for advice and information web based system


The proposals

The proposals


How we want to work

How we want to work?

  • Develop our strategies in partnership and recognise the added value of the voluntary and community sector

  • Clearer about the outcomes

  • Consistent in our approach (performance management)

  • Open and transparent engagement

  • Enabling innovation and new ideas

  • Built on qualitative feedback and evidence

  • Having a strong market of voluntary and community organisations

  • Working with service users, communities and organisations throughout commissioning process


Questions

Questions?

Written contributions

[email protected]

Weblink

http://www.swindon.nhs.uk/Library/Publications/Board_papers/2013/Swindon_CCG_Shadow_Board_Papers_January_2013.pdf


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