The Council Strategy 2015-18

Looking to the future, we expect the financial climate to continue to be challenging for all councils. Although the economy is recovering, and Gloucestershire's recovery has been more rapid than most, we expect there to be further reductions in the amount of money councils have to spend. We also know that changes in our population will mean that more and more people need help and support. This is particularly true of services for vulnerable children and adults, where improvements in healthcare mean that more people will need help for longer. If we carry on in the same way, a greater proportion of our budget will need to be spent on supporting vulnerable people, reducing what is left to be spent on other essential services.

As a result, we need to find new and better ways of responding by building on the support that people can find amongst their families, friends and communities, by making more use of technology to help people remain independent and by helping earlier and more effectively to stop people's circumstances getting worse.

Our strategy for 2015-18 outlines our proposed approach to this and includes:-

  • Our vision and values
    • Living within our means
    • Doing the right things
    • Helping communities to help themselves
  • Our context
  • Our Funding
  • Our Approach and Your Response
    • Active Individuals
    • Active Communities
    • Getting people back to independence
    • Being there when we're needed most
    • Providing the infrastructure for a thriving economy
    • Getting our own house in order

Meeting the Challenge 2 - Together We Can: Gloucestershire County Councils Strategy 2015-18 updated for 2016-17

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