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Reviews, Carers’ Assessments and Services

Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016:

2,512 reviews were completed for service users (2,867 in 2014/15).

532 carers had an assessment or review completed (596 in 2014/15).

3,332 people were receiving a service (2,543 long term service and 183 short term service) at 31 March 2016 (3,314 as at 31 March 2015).

Of those receiving a service, those defined as receiving ‘self-directed support’ (they were provided with a budget and were able to decide how they would like to spend their money in order to provide the support they needed) as at 31 March 2016 was 1,914 (2,495 in 2014/15). The reduction has come about following clarification of the definition of “managed by the local authority” which all local authorities will have received in September 2014.

Of those service users and carers receiving self-directed support, 1,202 had a direct payment during 2015-16 (1,157 in 2014/15).

(Note: The 1,202 is made up of a snapshot of 630 service users receiving direct payments as at 31 March 2016; whilst for carers it is cumulative figure of 572 from April 2015 to March 2016).

2,386 people were receiving community based services, including home care and day care (2,815 in 2014/15).

363 people were permanently admitted to local authority funded residential and nursing home care placements (337 in 2014/15).  163 of these were admissions to residential care (152 in 2014/15) and 200 were admissions to nursing care (185 in 2014/15).  Overall, 943 people were funded in residential and nursing care according to a snapshot taken on 31 March 2016 (947 as at 31 March 2015).

1,008 people received home care in an average week (901 in 2014/15).

35 percent (341) of clients receiving visits received ‘intensive home care’ (10 or more hours per week) (37 percent / 333 clients in 2014/15).

234 service users aged 55+ living in ExtraCare Housing (271 in 2014/15). These are cumulative figures of all people who lived in ExtraCare Housing for all or part of the period during 2015-16.

179 service users living in the community in other forms of supported living (157 in 2014/15) (135 with a learning difficulty), (122 in 2014/15). These are cumulative figures of all people who lived in supported living for all or part of the period during 2015-16.

2,547 people were provided with additional support to remain in their own homes through aids and adaptations (1,804 in 2014/15).

8.2 percent of service users (113 people) aged 18-64 are from minority ethnic communities (5.1 percent in 2014/15).

4.8 percent of service users (95 people) aged 65 or over are from minority ethnic communities (1.9 percent in 2014/15).