One of the biggest challenges in social care policy is the increasing needs of older people. The system is buckling under the pressure of an increasing aging population and the needs that go along with it. We have a funding crisis that is threatening the current system, while at the same time the current system is increasingly seen as impersonal and inadequate.
NLGN will be conducting a research project that will support local government’s financial capacity by understanding the range of budget approaches that are available. We will draw together in-depth case studies and engage with finance officers to share practice and understand how other councils can experiment with new budget approaches.