The Social Exclusion Task Force (SETF) at the Cabinet Office has commissioned OCSI to carry out needs analysis as part of the SETF “Services to older people in rural areas” project (project details and the call for evidence are here). This analysis brings together two of OCSI’s major programmes of work:
Identifying rural exclusion: We are working with national, regional and local partners to improve the quantitative evidence-base on rural deprivation. There is more information on our analysis for the Commission for Rural Communities, and our rural deprivation programme of work
Understanding levels of social care need for older people: Our Planning4care tool for social care commissioners provides analysis on changing needs, service requirements and costs for local areas, linked to demographic projections and scenario planning.
The “Services to older people in rural areas” report is intended for launch in March 2009, and we’ll post details on our news pages.