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.