03 July 2017 / Categories: News Join the Disability Services Knowledge Exchange Disability Services Commissioners are invited to join Chris Haynes, Joint Commissioner at Gloucestershire County Council, on Thursday 13th July for a Knowledge Exchange to share best practice. Gloucestershire have recently announced £1 million per annum savings through use of electronic monitoring across their disability services. Whilst savings are vital with such pressure on budgets, Gloucestershire’s success story also focuses on improved contract management and increased quality. Chris will discuss Gloucestershire’s journey from pilot and proof of concept, to full implementation. As early adopters of technology, Chris will explain the solutions being used to monitor real-time delivery, manage provider payments, gain feedback from Service Users and their circle of support, as well as quality assure services. The opportunity to discuss ways to achieve significant savings is very timely as the ADASS Budget Survey 2017, launched on 28 June, shows that for the first time financial pressures due to increasing care needs of younger adults with disabilities or mental health problems are greater than those due to supporting older people. The Knowledge Exchange takes place at 10am on Thursday 13th July and will be hosted at CM2000’s offices in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. This is a unique chance for Commissioners to get together and discuss current issues face-to-face. Chris is planning an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for questions. For more information about our solutions for Disability Services email: enquiries@CM2000.co.uk or call 0121 308 3010 Previous Article Quality Compass gives Service Users and their circle of support a voice on care quality Print 1735 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.