On Thursday 25th August I had the pleasure to meet with Cllr Martin Hill. He is my opposite number in Lincolnshire County Council.
As you would expect we have a number of similar concerns and issues to deal with. Of course, at the top of our list was the challenge of providing effective services against a backdrop of reduced funding. We are both aware how difficult it is to budget for and provide adult social care for an increasingly elderly population. We must celebrate the fact we are all living longer lives but we must also face up to the reality that this costs more. We will continue to innovate and transform our services to squeeze the last drop out of our budgets and agreed to share lessons learnt.
I picked up a number of ideas from Martin and offered some suggestions in return. It is good to share experiences with peers to check direction of travel of ideas.