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Birmingham adult care 

Location: UK » West Midlands » B
Sector: Social care

Birmingham City Council plans to implement major cuts to spending on adult social care, including restricting council-funded care services to ‘critical’ personal care only.

The council also plans to reduce services outside its Resource Allocation System, such as mobile night care, subsidy on extra care schemes and the city’s care centres.

Instead, the independent sector will be used to provide enablement services, while the council hopes communities and voluntary groups will direct non-critical care users towards services commissioned from outside providers.

The council plans to save £106.9m from its adult care budget by 2014/15, with £69.1m of these savings found by restricting council-funded care to ‘critical’ users.

The plans are currently out to consultation, with final decisions set to be made in March 2011.

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