Adults: Existing Placement Review and Negotiation

With pressures on budgets set to continue, it’s time to review and challenge the way in which adult services are provided. We recognise the wide variation in charges for long-term placements, and the inherent complexities around care planning, yet savings are just as achievable on existing placements as they are for new placements. 

Valuing Care delivers cost reductions in cases where commissioning organisations have previously been unable to make any progress. For long-term high cost placements for learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health, for instance Valuing Care has saved commissioners thousands of pounds, providing a simple, cost-effective approach to commissioning.  In fact our national reputation and in-depth understanding of care purchasing through our MyCareCosts programme has delivered negotiated savings on existing placements of more than £15 million per annum across 100 NHS organisations and local authorities since its launch.

Our MyCareCosts service is delivered for a set fee on a per case basis.  Please contact us for more information.

Focus on: Sunderland City Council

The Council commissioned Valuing Care to undertake a cost review of specialist home care and support services for adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the review was primarily to help the Council identify and achieve savings, but also to inform future pricing strategy.

Through established processes Valuing Care undertook a survey of service provider costs to identify the usual cost of providing services locally. Providers reporting costs in excess of the local average were subsequently challenged to achieve efficiencies and pass the saving back to the Council.

Key benefits:
• Established processes for engaging service providers and evidencing the usual cost of providing services
• Cross corroboration of local survey results with Valuing Care’s cost model and national intelligence
• Achievement of savings from service providers who want to partner the Council and offer competitively priced services