Tracking your preventative spend: a step-by-step guide
- Document type
- Wilkes, Laura
- Local Government Information Unit
- Date of publication
- 16 October 2013
- Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) piloted an approach in Camden Council to mapping their preventative budgets against one of the council’s key outcomes from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework; to keep older people living independently for longer, by ‘delaying and reducing the need for care and support’. The research aimed to understand their investment in prevention against this outcome and the impact that this has on outcomes for older people. The focus on this outcome is particularly timely, given the transfer of public health responsibilities to local authorities. This guide shares this approach and sets out the step-by-step process that was taken to analysing Camden's preventative budgets in this area.
Undertaking this analysis is the first stage of what could be a much broader piece of work to shift budgets to have a greater emphasis on preventative services. As such, timing of this analysis is crucial so that it has the opportunity to provide contextual information to budget planning processes.
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