Budget Consultation for Adult Social Care

Closed 17 Feb 2014

Opened 2 Jan 2014

Feedback Updated 13 May 2014

We Asked

We asked for views on the Directorate's budget proposals for 2014/15 and upon its proposed “Social Care for Adults in Birmingham – A Fair Deal in Times of Austerity." During the consultation period 30 meetings were held around City which were attended by almost of 400 people. In total 262 responses to the consultation questions were received, 185 questionnaires were returned and a further 77 proforma responses were received from residents in a sheltered housing scheme.

You Said

With regards to “Social Care for Adults in Birmingham – A Fair Deal in Times of Austerity”, the first question asked: “Do you understand how the proposed future model might affect you or the person you care for?” 57% of respondents said they did, while a further 25% were unsure. The second question asked: "Do you agree with the future model to provide a fair deal in times of austerity?" 37% of respondents did not agree, while a further 31% were unsure.

We Did

We heard many useful comments, but in the current very challenging context, we did not receive any alternative, viable suggestions to the proposals made. Therefore the recommendation to Cabinet was to proceed with the savings proposals as outlined in the 2014/15 Proposed Budget Consultation. The report to Cabinet is attached on the link above, for more details

Results Updated 13 May 2014

The consultation findings were considered by the City Council's Cabinet on March 17th, 2014.

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Overview

Birmingham City Council is facing a big challenge, over seven years we have to cut the budget by half. We have never faced such big cuts to government funding before. In the past we have made lots of changes to improve our services and get better value for money. But because of the size of the savings we will have to make really big changes to what we do. These changes will have an impact on everyone in the city. Over the summer we met with citizens and staff to discuss our ideas, we called this a ‘dialogue’. We have now finalised our proposals and you can read these in “People Directorate, 2014/15 Proposed Budget Consultation: Consultation Document” (attached below).

In the consultation document, the proposals are split into two sections.

  • The first Section, “A Fair Deal in Times of Austerity” sets out the future model for the assessment and support planning service. It also sets out the values and principles that underpin this.
  • The Green Papers and the dialogue over the summer have resulted in 23 proposals which are detailed in Section 2. We have grouped the proposals together under seven themes:
  1. Radically change service delivery of Specialist Care Services
  2. Consistency between children’s services and adult services
  3. Integrating and aligning our services with the NHS.
  4. Public Health;
  5. Supporting People;
  6. Homelessness; and
  7. Healthwatch

Please help us understand your views by filling in this questionnaire.

This consultation will commence on 2nd January and conclude on 17th February 2014.
 

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Homeless
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups

Interests

  • Democracy and Participation
  • Care & Support for Adults
  • Older people issues
  • Health & Wellbeing