What’s in Store for 2015
2015 and the years to follow will be the most challenging for the public sector. Austerity has resulted in local government being at the forefront of the government’s budget reduction programme and, for those of us who admire and support the benefits local authorities bring to all communities across the country, it is a depressing prospect. And even where there will be growth in available resources – adult social care – the future upward trend in and the qualitative change in demand and the planned savings in health are likely to far outway the new budgets even with the Better Care Fund.
The solutions need to be radical and LCS is strategically placed to support and explore new models of local government and to deliver the changes that are going to result.