C&P: Sustainability & Finances
Financial resources to support finance professionals and others in taking a transformative approach to commissioning and procurement of social care.
The move towards a more ethical commissioning and procurement way of contracting for social care services will require adequate funding to support financial sustainability for social care providers and to be able to meet both the needs and outcomes of individuals receiving social care.
Ensuring that social care budgets are sufficient to meet the real cost of care for individuals and for support providers will lead to long term sustainable support provision that focusses on individuals. This includes proper resources of support providers to pay support workers a fair wage and to implement fair work practices.
CCPS has commissioned Fraser McKinlay (McKinlay Consulting) to create financial resources to support finance professionals and others in taking a transformative approach to commissioning and procurement of social care.
The resources set out how revised Best Value Statutory Guidance (2020) can be applied effectively in social care planning and contracting, and offer a checklist based on BV themes that Board members and councillors can use to aid oversight and scrutiny of social care funding.
- Resource: Commissioning & Procurement for Finance Professionals Briefing
- Resource: Best Value and Commissioning of Social Care Support – a Quick Guide