Tag: adult social care

After listening to citizens, Birmingham City Council to set 2017/18 budget

Following one of the largest pieces of consultation Birmingham City Council has completed, the 2017/18 proposed budget will be taken to Cabinet on 14th February. The consultation saw over 3,000 people respond and around 100,000 people engaged with during the activity to seek views on the proposals. Following this consultation a number of changes have […]

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The challenge of caring for our loved ones

By on 25/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, looks at the challenges of catering for the health and care needs of our growing and ageing population.

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Adult social care peer review results to be presented to cabinet

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

The results of a peer review looking at the performance of adult social care services in Birmingham will be presented to cabinet. The review by the West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) took place in February this year and looked at service provision and transformation, what is working well and what […]

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Updated Green Paper on Adults Social Care

By on 29/10/2013 in Service Reviews with 0 Comments

The first Green Paper on Adults Social Care, published in June 2013 was based on an in-depth review of the service. The review acknowledged: There are some people who will always require care. By virtue of birth, or through disabilities acquired through life, some citizens will need the council to make arrangements to meet their […]

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Why the adult social care debate really matters

By on 10/10/2013 in Blog, Cllr Bedser with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, reflects on the publication of a new policy paper issued by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council: 'Turning the welfare state upside down?' Developing a new adult social care offer. Phrases like 'fundamentally broken' and 'increasingly unfit for purpose in the early 21st century' […]

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Time to take control with My Care in Birmingham

By on 14/06/2012 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

A groundbreaking new website helping people find the right adult social care services is already proving to be a hit in Birmingham. Aimed at both people who require care and their carers, www.mycareinbirmingham.org.uk offers a wide range of information, advice and support. The website also incorporates a marketplace section promoting adult social care services and […]

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Adult social care judicial review

By on 19/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Peter Hay, strategic director of adults and communities, said: “We welcome the judgement, which has given us greater clarity with regard to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and we will now need to re-run the consultation and make decisions about adult social care consistent with the need to analyse the potential impact on disabled people […]

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Statement re judicial ruling on adult social care

By on 20/04/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said today: “Birmingham City Council will be looking at this judgement in detail and will make a decision on whether to lodge an appeal. The generality of the budget is not affected, this is a decision about the eligibility criteria for adult social care.   “Like all councils, Birmingham faces […]

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Future of adult social care in Birmingham

By on 04/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A report on the future of adult social care in Birmingham will be presented to the city council's cabinet on Monday 14 March. Local authorities across the country face huge financial challenges, with Birmingham City Council having to save £212million in the next financial year alone. A total of £308million of savings must be found […]

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Council ‘performing well’ for adult social care

By on 25/11/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Strong leadership and a personalised care programme have resulted in adult social care in Birmingham being graded as 'performing well' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. A report released today (25 November 2010) has found the council is performing well in six out of seven categories, with the seventh category - 'making a […]

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