East Lothian Council

Nearly £50 million for Adult Services in 2017/18

Published Monday 27th February 17

Benefits and arrears

IJB working with council on continuing to commission services that shift the balance of care

At the 21st February 2017 council meeting, East Lothian councillors agreed a budget which, in a challenging financial environment, will deliver significant benefits for local communities. 

East Lothian IJB Chair Councillor Donald Grant said:

‘Last year’s three-year Adult Services budget included £1.6 million efficiencies planned for 2017/18. This year, instead, we have decided to reduce this figure to £205,000 efficiencies. This will allow the service to stabilise and refocus in the next financial year.

‘In years two and three, the target for efficiency savings will rise to 540k and 562k consecutively.

‘We will be receiving around £1.8 million from the Social Care Fund and there is ongoing support for Day Centres which have an important part to play in the prevention agenda.

‘East Lothian’s IJB will now be working closely with the council on how the near £50 million budget for Adult Services will be spent in 2017/18. This will help us to commission services that continue to shift the balance of care, so that more local people are able to receive health and social care closer to home, one of the IJB’s prime objectives’.

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