Appleby Mall is pleased to announce the release of The State of Domiciliary Care.
Our new report offers a detailed examination of a volatile industry that continues to grow, despite significant financial and political pressure.
We review the current state of the market; explore how a fractious political climate has affected domiciliary care providers; and predict future challenges for the sector.
The report’s key findings include:
• The domiciliary care market has grown slightly in the past year.
• Employment within domiciliary care is also at a record-high level.
• The number of provider failures has increased, as has the number of contracts handed back to councils.
• A lack of government funding for local authorities has squeezed care providers, who are often forced to compete for unsustainable, low-paid contracts.
• Small, short-term injections of cash from the Government have not done enough to “fix the social care crisis”. The care funding system needs significant change.
• The increasing gap between the UK Homecare Association’s recommended rate for care and the average rate paid by councils in Britain poses a serious risk for small providers.
• Without intervention, we predict domiciliary care providers who deliver less than 500 hours of care per week will cease trading by 2023.