Anyone with an apparent potential need for social services is entitled to receive a formal assessment (“Community Care Assessment”)
Social care services are those provided following a Community Care Assessment to people who meet Herefordshire’s eligibility criteria. Like most councils (79%) Herefordshire arranges social care services for adults whose needs are assessed “substantial” or “critical”.
The data below refers to services arranged and paid for by Herefordshire Council following a Community Care Assessment. Three headline indicators and messages are as follows:
More detail is available in the RAP Return in the related resources box at the bottom of the page. In addition, the Local Account provides an annual overview of the quality and outcome priorities for social care in Herefordshire.
The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) provides a wealth of data and an easy to use analysis tool.
A study of Herefordshire’s adult social care activity and costs from 2007 to 2011, based on information available in January 2012, showed that:
More detail is available in the social care activity and cost trends 2007-11 report in the related resources box at the bottom of the page.
Note: The comparator councils are those identified by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) as the most appropriate for comparison.
Surveys of adult social care users
Related resources for adult social care
Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018