Why can’t you invest more money in the homes?

The Council is experiencing significant reductions in grants from Government. Having already reduced our staff level by over 3,000 across the Council we have to consider how we can still fund the same level of care we do now with a further reduction of £110m to come over the next three years.

It is more cost effective to invest in purchasing more care services in the independent sector, supporting development of the independent sector to meet our needs than to spend it on our homes.