UK public sector organisations are coming under growing pressure to manage the increasing demand for adult and children’s social care services. Local authorities have been tasked with creating a service that is fit for purpose despite facing significant external pressures and funding constraints.

As demand continues to outstrip supply and budget challenges worsen, there is a need for a new innovative model for adult and children’s social care, moving beyond temporary workers and hourly rates. This model must focus on the overall outputs and outcomes the system delivers and longer-term efficiencies that can be gained through system reform.

Our Solution

An outcomes based model allows us to deliver a fully managed end-to-end service, delivering efficiency and cost savings for your organisation. From initial social care diagnostic work, through to the implementation of new technology and deployment of social workers, our category experts work with you to develop a gold-standard specification that draws upon our learnings across the sector.

Our marketplace enables you to access a breadth of pre-accredited suppliers who are experienced in driving innovation, implementing new systems and delivering better social care outcomes and cost saving reductions. Placing a high value on relationship building and the continuity of care.

Through Bloom, specialist consultants are performing diagnostic work with local authorities to identify improved outcomes across adult and children’s social care. The diagnostic outputs are then implemented to create a more robust social care system that leads to improved efficiency, better standards of care and significantly reduced costs.

This is helping to reduce the growing pressures on systems and the workload of each individual case worker, allowing social workers to focus on delivering the highest quality levels of care to a manageable number of cases.

We are also delivering outcomes for the public sector through suppliers in the Bloom marketplace, which is changing the approach to contingent labour in social care. The traditional time sheet model of locums sourced through agencies is being replaced with an outcomes-based model where teams of social workers are deployed by Bloom and its suppliers to manage cases on behalf of local authorities. This model has been successfully implemented across a number of local authorities, delivering a step change in case management across adult and children’s social care.

Through an outcomes-based project you only pay for what is delivered; when budgets are tight managing outcomes is essential to ensure quality and care is not compromised whilst  achieving the maximum possible value for money in every pound spent throughout your project.

Case Study | Increasing system capacity through a full end-to-end managed service

Our customer was a large city council in the North East of England who had identified issues across their Children’s Services department with growing demand in conjunction with internal staff retention challenges. The council approached Bloom to identify a supplier who could deliver an output-focussed managed service to increase the capacity of the social care system.

Following a mini competition, ICS Assessment Services (ICSA) were awarded the project and began to work on a tailored solution to specifically match the needs of the council.

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Case Study | Accessing short term specialist support

Cardiff Council required a solution to manage an unprecedented demand in children’s social care cases. Employing an outcomes-based approach Bloom, via NEPRO, provided the Council a managed service and access to an extensive pre-accredited supply chain that could provide the relevant services at less cost.

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