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Reviews, carers’ assessments and services

Between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017:

1,981 reviews were completed for service users (1,053 in 2015/16).

527 carers had an assessment or review completed (532 in 2015/16).

3,481 people were receiving a service at 31 March 2017 (3,332 as at 31 March 2016). These service users were receiving both long term support (such as residential and nursing care or community support) or short term support to maximise independence (such as reablement) or other short term interventions. A small number of service users would have been receiving a mixture of both long and short term support.

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 2017 was 2,140 (1,914 as at 31 March 2016). This includes a number of service users in Extra Care Housing that have not been included in previous years.

Of those service users and carers receiving self-directed support, the total number of people in receipt of direct payments during 2016/17 was 1,215 (1,200 in 2015/16). At 31 March 2017 there were 667 (630 as at 31 March 2016) service users in receipt of direct payments and 548 (572 in 2015/16) carers who have so far received a direct payment.

(Note: The number of direct payments to service users is a ‘snapshot’ as at 31 March 2017 whilst for carers it is cumulative from April 2016 to March 2017).

2,435 people were receiving community based services, including home care and day care (2,386 in 2015/16).

368 people were permanently admitted to local authority funded residential and nursing home care placements (341 in 2015/16). 161 of these were admissions to residential care (153 in 2015/16) and 207 were admissions to nursing care (188 in 2015/16).  Overall, 929 people were funded in residential and nursing care according to a snapshot taken on 31 March 2017 (943 as at 31 March 2016).

982 people received home care in an average week (1,008 in 2015/16). 37 percent (364) of clients receiving visits received ‘intensive home care’ (10 or more hours per week) (35 percent (351) clients in 2015/16).

266 service users aged 55+ living in Extra Care Housing (234 in 2015/16). These are cumulative figures of all people who lived in Extra Care Housing for all or part of the period during 2016/17.

161 service users living in the community in other forms of supported living (179 in 2015/16) and 121 of these service users have a learning difficulty (135 in 2015/16). These are cumulative figures of all people who lived in supported living for all or part of the period during 2016/17.

2,929 people were provided with additional support to remain in their own homes through aids and adaptations (2,547 in 2015/16).

8.3 percent of service users (120 people) aged 18-64 are from minority ethnic communities (8.2 percent in 2015/16).

4.3 percent of service users (88 people) aged 65 or over are from minority ethnic communities (4.8 percent in 2015/16).