Decision details

Home care - update on Council initiatives and improved availability

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To report that, following a series of initiatives taken by the Council since 2022, there is increasing evidence that the unprecedented capacity issues in commissioned home care services which began in the second half of 2021 may be coming to an end.




(a )     the information in this report about the improved availability of home care be noted; and


(b )     Cabinet note that there continue to be both long-term risks associated with demographic change and medium-term risks associated with the level of current reliance on a sponsored overseas workforce, and that the health of the sector will continue to be closely monitored.

Report author: Stephen Corlett

Publication date: 09/07/2024

Date of decision: 09/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/07/2024

Call-in deadline date: 14/07/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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