Market Position Statement 2015-2016

2.8 Home care consultation responses and trends in direct payments

DecisionCount% of responses
Direct Payment395%
Individual Service Fund51161%
Council Managed Service28234%


Direct Payments

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.


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Last Updated: 08/08/2016