The Challenging landscape of social care

The Strategic Director of People at Birmingham City Council, Peter Hay, spoke at the Lunar Society Panel Discussion on the 22nd January on Tackling Funding for Older People’s Social care.

He described the current circumstances as “a mixed picture”, but believed that social care in Birmingham “has managed to think differently” about the use of resources and has met the challenges very well. With huge cuts to social care funding, an ageing population and a ‘broken’ system in urgent need of reform, resources need to be used “wisely” to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

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