To support the delivery of a balanced budget for the 2022/23 financial year the EHSCP has developed a Savings Programme with a range of savings proposals.
The proposals have been developed, to where possible help:
- Achieve a balanced budget
- Improve efficiencies in service delivery
- Allow for continuous improvement of services
- Move forward and support the principles of the Strategic Plan
- More effectively target resources
Every effort has been made to ensure the alignment of proposals to the EIJBs Strategic Plan, in order to minimise negative impacts and to help support the sustainable delivery of services, now and in the future. However, it is recognised that the need to deliver a savings programme in 2022/23, may lead to an impact on services, people and staff. Throughout 2021/22 there has been ongoing dialogue about how to balance the current care, workforce and financial deficits whilst ensuring the sustainability of the Edinburgh Heath and Social Care system. The need to evolve and transition into a wider strategic programme encompassing the principles of innovation and sustainability, has been identified. As such, the 2022/23 Saving Programmed has been developed to support and ensure alignment with these principles.
This Cumulative IIA provides an opportunity to review collectively, the equality impact of the proposals on the population of Edinburgh . It provides a level of assurance that a robust consideration of potential impacts has taken place. As well as providing an overarching strategic perspective of how projects link together, this process is helping to ensure that work is not progressing in silos. The IIA also highlights any interdependencies between projects and work streams, within the savings programme and the EHSCPs wider transformation schemes of work.
Summaries of the proposals will available on the City of Edinburgh Council website from the 14th March 2022 when papers will be published in advance of the EIJB meeting on the 22nd March 2022: