Market profile, quality of provision and commissioning of adult social services

Care Quality Commission
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This briefing provides an overview and commentary on trends in the regulated adult social care market over recent years. This includes care homes, home care services, nursing agencies and shared lives schemes. The mains sections of the briefing report cover: the profile of the adult social care market; trends in quality; and commissioning care. Findings showed that providers and commissioners are continuing to drive up the quality of care services. There is stability in the adult social care market, but further growth is required to meet future care needs. People are increasingly being supported to live independently and in their homes. Year-on–year, councils are commissioning better care homes and home care services. In conclusion, the briefing outlines what the Care Quality Commission will do to ensure there is clear information on information on the profile of the market and the quality of services being provided.

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home care, performance evaluation, private sector, shared lives schemes, social care provision, voluntary sector, adult social care, care homes, commissioning;
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