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More Demand On Social Services

Based on data from social service departments around the country, 73% of directors report rising numbers of cases of breakdown of unpaid carer arrangements. They are also reporting more and more requests for support because of pressures elsewhere in health and care: 

  • 82% report increased referrals of people discharged from hospital.

  • 74% are recording more referrals and requests for support from the community.

  • 51% are recording more referrals and requests because of the lack of other services in the community.


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