How can I find an alternative care home place for my relative?

Our information shows that the supply of residential care services exceeds demand in most areas for most types of care. We already purchase over 85% of funded residential care service from the independent sector.

We have been addressing the small pockets where there are a lower number of beds by providing grants and market information to providers so they can adjust their business model to meet our needs.

Each resident and their family will be contacted by an individual case worker to work with them to facilitate any change.

We will consider the full range of choices in any home that the family/ resident want us to consider. We wouldn’t see anyone being financially disadvantaged and will support individual choice.

There will also be a phased approach to the changes. See section 1.8.1 of the overall recommendation report for the phasing implementation.