Forward thinking social care programme improved lives and saved £8m

A digital tool combines important information about residents with all local services to help recommend the best for services for them, writes Miranda Williams (Lab), cabinet member for health and adults’ social care at Greenwich RBC.

Forward Thinking programme

Objectives
Transform the way we work with and support our residents to help them live the life they want to lead

Timescale
Programme started in 2020 and will run to 2024

Cost to authority
Netted from savings

Staff working on project
A core team of four delivery leads

Outcomes
• £8m predicted annual savings
• 5,000 hours of unnecessary homecare for older residents avoided per year
• 34% more older residents achieving their most independent outcome each week
• 18 residents of working age moving to a more independent setting

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