I've visited eight adult social care departments this year, and talked with front line staff in all of them.
You’ve heard it before, we’ve heard it before, every government says they are going to cut consultancy spend. Well, we passionately hope and believe it really must happen this time. Billions have been wasted on a model of change, peddled by consultancies and swallowed whole by the public sector, that has in many cases failed to make a difference.
Almost 20% of the Government’s in-year target savings, £1.15bn, is in ‘discretionary areas’ with consultancy top of thel list. A fair slice of local government’s £1.17bn savings is likely to be from consultancy too, so will increase this figure.
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