Admin, Management and Support
Back Office Efficiencies (Adult and Community
Services)(PDF 45 KB)
This proposal will focus on ensuring that Finance and Business
Support functions within Adults and Community Services have the
capability to reduce the size and cost of the Back Office.
Adult Social Care Restructure (PDF 42 KB)
This project is a review of management staffing across all
services within Adult Social Care.
Carers Unit (PDF 25 KB)
It is proposed to review the funding stream for the Carers Unit
and future provision of the service.
Review of Base Budget (Adult and Community
Services)(PDF 41 KB)
This is a complete review of base budget expenditure including
an examination of current spending profiles to highlight areas for
potential budget reductions.
Therapy Staff (Adult and Community Services) (PDF 40
This project will review the funding for therapy staff based in
resource centres with a view to transferring the funding
responsibility from Worcestershire County Council to the NHS.
Older Adult Mental Health Team (PDF 41 KB)
This project will realise savings from more efficient ways of
working and through the deletion of existing vacant posts.
Office and Support Functions (Children's Services)(PDF 79 KB)
This project will realise savings through Centralising functions
that are currently delivered in different parts of the Directorate,
management restructuring, reviewing property use, maximise use of
ICT and ensuring back office functions are working as efficiently
Review of Public Information (Children's Services)(PDF
This project will develop high profile directorate Information
Advice and Assistance functions to be consolidated into one place,
so that there is one specialist outward-facing service for
information, advice and assistance for children, young people,
(prospective) parents and carers.
Efficiencies in Highways Maintenance (PDF 29 KB)
Through contract re-negotiation this project aims to secure
further cost reductions in relation to the highways maintenance
contract with no reduction to service provision.
Scientific Services (PDF 36 KB)
This project will review how Scientific Services is funded and
administered in order to ensure that maximum efficiency and value
for money are being achieved through becoming a traded service.
Streamlining Planning, Economy and Performance
Directorate (PDF 16 KB)
This project aims to reduce costs across the Directorate
through; reviews and restructures to produce efficiencies and
Payments (PDF 29 KB)
This project will establish a clear, single strategy for
customer payments, focusing on encouraging the use of the most
efficient methods of payment whilst retaining the element of choice
and ensuring payments are handled in the most efficient way by
standardising payment channels.
Focus (PDF 36 KB)
This project will improve customer service further whilst
also delivering additional savings for the organisation
Use of Property (PDF 19 KB)
- Expanding the range of services for which the Worcestershire
Hub is the first point of contact
- Improving existing processes to transform services
- Reducing unnecessary and avoidable customer contact
- Increasing the use of self service and promoting these
channels to customers as appropriate
The Council owns or leases 262 (non-school) buildings. This
project will review all of these buildings with the main aim to
reduce the total number of buildings whilst retaining those that
provide the best mix of flexibility, condition and access.
Performance Management (PDF 36 KB)
This project proposes to ensure performance management is
delivered “efficiently” (at least cost) and “effectively” (that the
processes make the most positive difference to achieving the
organisation's priorities and objectives, and meets the national,
regional and local reporting and inspection regimes).
Marketing and Communications (PDF 17 KB)
This project aims to remodel the current marketing and
communications service to ensure it is fit for purpose to support
the future of the organisation and provide efficiencies.
Streamlining Resources Directorate (PDF 17 KB)
Resources Directorate has identified a number of opportunities
to streamline its services through:
Initiatives (PDF 32 KB)
- Doing things better
- Responding to a volume reduction;
- Stopping doing things that are no longer a
This project will review options for reducing workforce costs
through changes to employment terms and conditions.
and Mobile Environments (PDF 52 KB)
This project’s aim is to deliver a step-change increase in FAME
working and in particular remote working, with a view to delivering
the associated benefits for individual employees, the County
Council and the environment.
Use of Technology (PDF 56 KB)
The purpose of this project is to make some stepped changes in
better utilisation of the County Council’s use and development of
ICT in order to support improved service delivery and reduce
Opportunities for Improving Procurement (PDF 27
This project focuses on four key themes to improve procurement
across the Council:-
Streamlining Financial Transactions (PDF 24 KB)
- Supporting the delivery of cost
- Supporting the modernisation of services
- Supporting the shaping of markets
- Supporting process efficiencies
The project is an enabling project, supporting Directorates to
deliver change to their back office, financial administration.
Charging Policy (PDF 44 KB)
This project will establish a set of principles in relation to
charging policy, monitor the impact of charging against key and
vulnerable groups to ensure that no one is unfairly disadvantaged,
ensure that all potential avenues are identified and explored and
provide a link to other Local Authorities undergoing similar
reviews in order to share and learn from their experiences.
Design and Print (PDF 48 KB)
The purpose of this project is to remodel Design and Print
functions. This will be achieved by externalising print work,
restructuring Design and Print roles and working to reduce print
volume by 50%.
Support Services (PDF 30 KB)
This project will review key support services across the Council
such as Human Resources and Finance. This will identify services
that would benefit from a more standardised approach and support
them to identify more cost efficient and effective use of their
Miles (PDF 68 KB)
Business Mileage refers specifically to the miles claimed by
staff travelling for business purposes in their own private
vehicles and was commenced following suggestions from staff. The
aim of the project is to reduce the miles claimed by staff through
raising awareness with staff and managers so they can advise and
encourage staff to adopt alternatives to face-to-face meetings.
Meeting Rooms and Hospitality (PDF 26 KB)
This project was initiated following numerous suggestions
received from staff which highlighted refreshments were being
ordered via the catering contractors for internal meetings. Also,
that a significant number of meetings were being held in commercial
venues, when cheaper alternatives are available.
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