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Bolton council cuts to adult services 

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Running its cuts and review programme over two years (2011-2013) the council has been reviewing services across the council to find savings. There have been hundreds of job cuts at the council and unions fear more (http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/9529247.__18million_cuts_____in_just_20_minutes/)

Options for cost cutting across adult services include:
- Delete a range of of non-statutory service provision posts including management – review of strategy activity
- Home Care – retender – full year effect of 2011/12
- Reduce spend on contracts (other than those included elsewhere, eg Supporting People)
- Preventative Services – replace contracts with a grants scheme (full year from 2011/12)
- Supplies and Services (no inflation and a further 6% reduction)
- Review of the Staff Development Team aligned with review of Children’s Services (currently shared service)
- Materials Fund
- Reduce Library network (full year from 2011/12 option)

- Care Management - Restructure/new processes including personal budgets. 
- Reduce costs of Care Management and other services in Mental Health
- Reduce cost by deleting Day Services posts
- Supported Housing: reduce costs by bringing in mental health and outreach and retender independently provided, packaged with some in-house properties
- Outreach (Disability services) - review service users and, where appropriate, consider alternative service options.

Full reports and agenda packs here:

http://www.democracy.bolton.gov.uk/CMISWebPublic/Meeting.aspx?meetingID=3022

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