Homecare now worth £2.9bn in the UK

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A recent survey of homecare providers shows that the market for homecare has grown to £7.7 billion per annum, according to Laing & Buisson¹s recently published market report: Domiciliary Care Markets 2005. The findings also show that private purchasers now account for 20 per cent of all homecare hours delivered through registered homecare providers, with social services funding 76 per cent and the NHS one percent. “Department of Health figures have enabled us to analyse the homecare sector funded by social services for some years,” said the report¹s editor, Philip Mickelborough. “With this new survey have we been able to quantify the homecare that people purchase privately for themselves or their relations. We will undertake this survey each year, so we will be able to see whether private homecare is following the same growth pattern as social services funded homecare, which has been increasing at four percent per annum for many years.” The report says the homecare sector is polarising and consolidating, w

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