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Budget Saving Proposals 2022-23: Adult Care and Health

Wirral Council has brought forward a broad range of savings proposals to streamline council services and help bridge a gap of £27million gap in next year’s budget. 

The savings options total £20 million following the recent announcement of the draft Local Government Settlement and further funding from central Government.*

The council is legally obliged to set a balanced budget or risk Government intervention, and the measures being proposed are intended to put the authority on a stable footing for the long-term.

The following budget proposals will lay the groundwork for the council to provide fewer but much more high-quality services, all within its financial means, in future years and to allow for investment in those areas and services which will best benefit the people of Wirral.  

At present no final decisions on any of the budget proposals have been made. The next step will be for members of the council’s cross-party Policy and Resources Committee to consider these proposals before a final decision on the budget will be made by all members of the council in February. 

*This was updated 12 January 2022 following information about additional funding from the Draft Local Government Settlement.

Budget saving proposals for Adult Care and Health 2022/23

The Department provides or secures the majority of care and support services through adult social care, which is part of the wider health and social care system. 

The budget proposals for this area include:

PROPOSAL: Demand mitigation – Technology and Care Package Review

This proposal is an increased efficiency requirement for 2022/23 against the community care budget based on a range of case reviews, demand management approaches and care provider market shaping.

Saving: £3.89m

All budget saving proposals for 2022/23