Market Position Statement 2015-2016
2.8 Home care consultation responses and trends in direct payments
|Decision||Count||% of responses|
|Individual Service Fund||511||61%|
|Council Managed Service||282||34%|
The number of people accessing a direct payment had been increasing for 4 years.
The numbers peaked in December 2014, since then there has been a significant reduction, numbers dropped to 650 in April, this equates to a 6% decrease in clients in just 5 months
This reduction coincides with the introduction of ISFs.
Numbers are currently at 648.