Adults and Older People

In 2015, an estimated 492,000 adults aged 18 and over lived in Gloucestershire, of these around 127,000 people were over-65s. The adult population in the County is projected to rise, in particular among the over-65s. Projections suggest that we will see an average increase of 3,300 people aged 65 and over per year in the County over the next 25 years.

In the 12-month period to March 2016, around 14,500 adults and older people were receiving social care services funded by Gloucestershire County Council, including about 8,000 who received long-term care such as domiciliary care and residential care.

In this section, we outline the needs of the adult population in Gloucestershire that might have an impact on future demand for social care. The aim is to bring together key evidence to support Gloucestershire County Council and our partner organisations in their understanding of potential social care needs of our most vulnerable adults in the County.

Since the introduction of the Care Act 2014, as well as identifying need, local authorities are required to identify individual’s strengths – personal, community and social networks – and to maximise those strengths. This will enable people to achieve better outcomes, thereby meeting their needs and improving or maintaining their wellbeing. Click here to see how Gloucestershire County Council performs in delivering Adult Social Care services, the challenges it faces and its future plans to address these. These include working with individuals to identify their strengths, utilising social capital within our local communities, making more use of technology to help people remain independent and helping earlier and more effectively to stop people's circumstances getting worse.

While this section aims to examine potential social care needs of Gloucestershire’s adult and older population based on projected growth in demographic changes, the Community Theme on Inform Gloucestershire uses a strength based approach to look at other characteristics within the population such as Social Capital and Community Assets that may mitigate such needs. We are also planning to further explore the information available regarding the wider determinants of need that help us understand demand, for example why populations of similar characteristics can have different levels of need.

Overview

An at-a-glance overview of needs among adults and older people in Gloucestershire that might have an impact on future demand for social care services.

Older People

A broad outline of needs among older people that might impact on future demand for social care, and the key long term social care services they are receiving.

Physical Disabilities

A broad outline of needs among adults with physical disabilities in Gloucestershire that might impact on future demand for social care, and the key long term social care services they are receiving.

Mental Health

A broad outline of needs among adults with mental health needs in Gloucestershire that might impact on future demand for social care, and the key long term social care services they are receiving.

Learning Disabilities

A broad outline of needs among adults with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire that might impact on future demand for social care, and the key long term social care services they are receiving.

Carers

A broad outline of the characteristics and projected numbers of adult carers in Gloucestershire, and the key funded services they are receiving from Gloucestershire County Council.

Other Resources

Link to other resources related to adults and social care.



Updated: 02 October 2017 | Owner: Administrator