Market Position Statement 2015-2016
2.7 Out of authority placement statistics
Older People and Physical Disabilities Care Homes
- Overall Calderdale Council places fewer Older People In Care than Comparable Councils (13/14 Adult Social Care Outcome Frame Work, Comparator Cipfa Councils).
- There are 41 care home establishments within the Borough providing 1,343 beds for older and/or frail people. Over half of these beds are concentrated in the following 4 Ward area boundaries, Skircoat, Park, Todmorden, Rastrick.
- 95% of care home placements are arranged for older people with no alternative support options to provide palliative care to end of life.
- The total annual value of the care home business in Calderdale for older and/or frail people is valued at £14million, which is 25% of all social care expenditure. Providers who in the main charge the Local Authority standard rate of £394 through to around £600 a week to self-funders for residential care.
- Fewer than half (43%) of the 1,343 beds for older and/or frail people available in the Borough are filled by people for whom the Council has arranged support. Of the placements where the Council is involved, 13% are arranged on behalf of full cost payers.
- 84% of permanent care home placements arranged by the Council are with homes in the Borough, a further 11% were homes in neighbouring authorities to Calderdale and 4% were national out of area placements.
- An increasing number of beds in residential care homes are vacant - 9% during 2012/13 - which was a 28% increase in vacancies on the previous year. Care home owners are reporting to the Council that they are finding it increasingly difficult to fill their vacant beds. This is placing their businesses at risk of financial difficulties and potentially compromising the safety of residents in these settings.
- Too many younger adults are living in residential and nursing care. 56 beds within Calderdale were filled by the Council as of November 14, in the main by adults with learning disabilities.
- In November 2014 there were 34 younger adults with disabilities living in care homes outside of Calderdale. 82% were living in care homes within neighbouring authorities. The diagram below shows the placement pattern by client group type.