The number of contacts made to social services for support over the past years has increased slightly in line with our increasing population and demand, with 8,920 requests for support made in 2015-16, which is slightly above the national average per 100,000, but below our comparator group average.
The proportion of people who use services and carers who receive self-directed support is 100% which is higher than national and comparator averages.
The proportion of people who receive long term community services who receive direct payments is the 11th highest in England at 41.9%, significantly higher than national and comparator average for 2015-16.
The number of adults in Long Term Residential and Nursing care supported by the council has dropped over the past few years with around 1,045 people in care homes at the end of March 2016.
Based upon the outcomes of hospital discharge after 91 days, a higher proportion of older adults in Derby achieve independence following discharge from hospital than the national and comparator averages. (See diagram below).
From the annual adult social care user survey commissioned by the Department of Health, a number of quality of life indicators are derived to support the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework. The main points from the 2015-16 report are:
Avoiding permanent placements is a good indication of delaying dependency, the number of permanent admissions into residential and nursing care in Derby is less than comparator averages with 600 per 100,000 population in 2015-16.