“Planning4care has given us a more robust understanding of the scale of the future care needs of our older population, enabling us to generate options for the future provision of residential care and the development of extra care housing on a much sounder basis”, Deputy Director Strategic Commissioning, Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council commissioned analysis from Planning4care to assess the need for long-term residential care and associated day care services for older people, in order to develop appropriate and cost-effective future care services for the city’s older population.
The needs analysis was framed around three questions:
The Planning4care analysis enabled Leeds to:
Planning4care was also commissioned by Cumbria County Council to quantify the likely future shortfall in LA-funded residential care under the continuation of recent trends, and enable Cumbria to identify the options available to meet that shortfall on a local geographic basis.
Planning4care also provided an independent analysis of the projected requirements for extra care housing in the Allerdale district of Cumbria – an area characterised by an above-average projected increase in the older population – providing a sound and defensible basis for negotiations between the council and commercial developers concerning future development plans.
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