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Through the implementation of a Care Funding Calculator across the region's authorities, Adult Social Care Services in the East Midlands have generated over £2 million in savings since 2008, forecast to become £4.5 million cumulatively when the 2010-2011 figures are included. This represents an average price reduction of 17%.
The Calculator assists in managing the costs of residential care and supported living for adults with learning disabilities, but can also help plan the future strategic direction of services. Although initially developed specifically for learning disabilities, the tool is flexible and is now being used successfully in other adult care services such as mental health.
The Care Funding Calculator is just one of 27 projects managed by the Joint Improvement Partnership.