Care Report Front Cover


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.

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