Market Position Statement 2015-2016
2.1 Changing demand for services
Great choice and control
25% of people now manage their care through a direct payment. A further 23% of people access their care using an Individual Service Fund (ISF).
Less time in a centre
45% fewer people chose to spend their personal budget on a day centre type service in 2015 compared to 2011.
Reduced use of 24 hour care homes
The number of people in a permanent care home placement fell by 22% between 2011 to 2015. Both the number of residential and nursing placements have fallen in this time.
Consistency of care
Although the number of people needing care in their own home has remained stable in the last 3 years, there is greater value on issues such as consistency of carer and care workers arriving on time.