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NHS Digital: increase in people paying for some of their social care

The proportion of people receiving council funded or managed care1, who report that they or their family pay for some of their care and support has risen from 35.3 per cent in 2016/17 to 36.7 per cent in 2017/18, according to figures released by NHS Digital2.

Other findings include:

  • 65.0 per cent of service users report being extremely or very satisfied with the care and support they receive compared to 2.0 per cent who report being extremely or very dissatisfied
  • A greater proportion of people in residential or nursing care reported feeling as safe as they want (86.8 per cent and 82.7 per cent respectively), compared to those in a community setting (63.6 per cent)
  • Service users with a primary support reason3 of learning disabilities report the highest level of feeling of control over their daily lives4 (42.9 per cent) compared to service users with a primary support reason of physical support (29.8 per cent).

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