Radical Reformers ep.11: Ade Adetosoye, Chief Executive, Bromley
On this episode I speak to Ade Adetosoye - Chief Executive of the London Borough of Bromley.
We talk about Ade’s ideas for a new relationship between public services and communities and how the council can tap into and support efforts from individuals and organisations within communities. The experience of Covid-19 has accelerated these ideas.
We also get some great insights into how the council and the NHS has worked very closely together during the pandemic, perhaps foreshadowing the close partnership working set out in the new NHS White Paper.
Ade is a former Director of Childrens Services and he has serious concerns regarding the impact of Covid-19 on demand for children’s social care services. He believes it could triple.
Finally, Ade was recently Highly Commended in the MJ’s annual awards in the Chief Executive category. This was for his leadership of the Transforming Bromley programme which has seen Bromley’s children’s services improve dramatically and also turned a £32m budget deficit into a balanced budget. We discuss how that was achieved.