Labour-led Bolton Council is rallying up a league table of ‘most improved’ councils in the country for productivity per pound invested.

Bolton has taken the fourth spot in the top 10 for our commitment to spending taxpayer’s money most effectively and getting the best outcomes for everyone.

Bolton Labour Council leader Linda Thomas said: “With the Tories taking more local money and giving us crumbs for services people deserve and pay for efficiency is crucial.”

Here’s five ways we’ve improved:

Children’s services

We’ve improved processses which has reduced the number of child protection plans lasting over one year.

Older people

We’ve reduced the number and proportion of carers who are neglecting themselves

All age disability

Our support has reduced the number and proportion of people with disabilities who do not have a job in our towns across Bolton

Health and social care interface

We’ve also reduced the number of unplanned hospitalisations for people with conditions, which could be treated in their own home

Waste and recycling

Finally, we have improved waste and recycling which is saving Bolton taxpayers more than £4m in waste disposal costs after the 2016 slim bin switchover.

“I’m really pleased that our hard work has been recognised in this national league table. We are looking at better and more efficient ways of working, and this report is testament to the great work the staff are doing,” Councillor Thomas said.

“When you look at this against the £155m backdrop of cuts the authority has faced it shows what a great job our staff are doing under difficult circumstances. Driving up productivity is absolutely one of our top priorities but there is still more to do, and we will continue to look at every pound we spend and do so wisely.”

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