Homecare, Supported Living and Allied Services. 1st Edition


The first edition of a revised and revamped study into homecare and affiliated services – an expansion of the well respected Domiciliary Care report which now covers a much wider remit, reflecting the nature of this care delivery environment. Published 22 June 2016 (241pp).

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“There is broad consensus that success will depend on genuinely effective integration of health and social care. If this ‘holy grail’ can be achieved, the report concludes, it could in the space of a few years revolutionise the environment in which independent sector providers of state-funded homecare and allied services currently operate.”

William Laing – Director and report author


This first edition of Homecare, Supported Living and Allied Services is the successor to the Domiciliary Care Markets series last published by LaingBuisson in 2013. In its new format, the report has been fully revised, updated and re-focused on the core homecare and supported living markets valued at £6.5 billion a year, with additional coverage of home healthcare (a £2 billion market), telecare and related services.

With its emphasis on commercial opportunities and risks, the report continues to offer the most comprehensive business guide to a growing marketplace for supporting people with specialist care needs to live within the community.

With deep insights into the economics of health and care services generally, the LaingBuisson team has collated all of the latest available data and intelligence on how these markets are currently operating, highlighting the severe challenges faced by public providers and the opportunities in the smaller private facing segment. At the same time, the report recognises that the entire public health and social care system may be on the cusp of a transformation, driven by the government’s imperative to deliver major efficiencies as public spending overall remains tightly constrained and as demand continues to rise inexorably.

There is broad consensus that success will depend on genuinely effective integration of health and social care. If this ‘holy grail’ can be achieved, the report concludes, it could in the space of a few years revolutionise the environment in which independent sector providers of state-funded homecare and allied services currently operate – replacing unprofitable, price driven ‘silo’ procurement on a time and task basis to strategic, outcome-based commissioning giving consortia or alliances of providers the opportunity to enhance their earnings by delivering ‘whole system’ efficiencies.

This report blends quantitative data and authoritative, punchy analysis providing a unique and exclusive overview of the market as well as being an invaluable reference work and data source for business planning.

Essential reading for organisations purchasing homecare or other domiciliary care, as well those providing care services in the community and those considering entering the market, this report is the best way to keep abreast of latest developments.

It brings readers who are already active in the market up-to-date while also offering newcomers a full breakdown of the marketplace and how it operates. These factors equally make it the ideal resource for investors looking at this niche of UK social care provision.
Exclusive LaingBuisson + Authoritative Commentary & Analysis On

  • Homecare, supported living, home healthcare & complex care telecare
  • Reablement
  • Allied social care services
  • Market value & trends
  • Government policy & regulation
  • Market structure
  • Demand & supply
  • Funding sources
  • Market environment
  • Payroll, prices & profitability


What You Get

  • Hard copy printed report
  • Single-user digital back up PDF
  • Accompanying Microsoft Excel file
  • (NB: company-wide digital licenses are available upon request, call for details)


Report Format

Market Value & Trends

  • Market value of homecare and supported living
  • Sources of funding
  • Market trends
  • Home healthcare
  • Telecare (& telehealth)

Government Policy & Regulation

  • Policy context
  • Impact of public sector austerity
  • Regulation of social services
  • Regulation of payroll costs
  • Transformation and integration
  • Personalisation

Market Structure

  • Regional distribution of homecare outlets
  • Market concentration
  • Business models: strengths and weaknesses
  • COBIC model
  • Major operators’ profiles

Demand & Supply

  • Current volume of demand
  • Demand drivers
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Provision of homecare services

Funding Sources & Market Environment

  • Local authority funding and commissioning
  • NHS funding
  • Private purchase of homecare
  • Long term care insurance
  • Equity release
  • Pensions

Payroll, Prices & Profitability

  • Payroll costs
  • Recruitment and retention of care workers
  • Cost inflation
  • Profitability of major operators in homecare and supported living

Financial Appendix

  • Detailed analysis of the statutory accounts of major providers with comparative data for up to five years


Exclusive LaingBuisson Tables & Figures Include

  • bar graphsEstimates of market value for homecare and supported living, by sector, age and client type, England 2014/15 (£m)
  • Gross expenditure on selected domiciliary personal social services in Scotland and Wales, 2013/14 (£m)
  • Gross currentexpenditure on adult social care services by primary support reason, England 2014/15
  • Fundamental standards ratings of homecare service providers, by sector & by ownership type, England 2016
  • Compliance of homecare service providers, by sector, England 2016
  • Direct payments and self-directed care, people using services commissioned by English councils during 2014/15
  • League table of major independent sector providers of homecare and supported living services (all client groups), by turnover, UK 2014/15
  • Factors affecting future underlying demand for services for learning disabilities
  • Independent sector penetration of social care markets: care homes for older people and younger adults (all funding sources) and local authority funded homecare
  • Estimated value of independent sector supply of homecare and supported living, by age, primary reason for support and source of funding, England 2014/15 (£m)
  • Delayed transfers of care, patients in acute NHS beds, England, 1998-2015
  • Trends in residential care for younger adults (18-64) with learning disabilities and mental health conditions, occupied beds England 1989-2015
  • Overall satisfaction with long term care and support provided, and self-perceived quality of life, England 2014/15
  • Annual home help/care contact hours (millions) purchased by local authorities by sector of provision and number of households / persons receiving local authority funded home care services at a given point of time, England 1992-2015
  • Sources of funding for homecare and supported living, all provider sectors England 2014/15 (%)
  • Rates of National Minimum Wage in £ per hour, 2005-2015
  • Median care assistant and homecare worker hourly pay rates by region, England 2015 (£ per hour)
  • Comparison of care worker hourly pay rates in care homes and domiciliary care, England 2015
  • Profitability of major for-profit homecare and supported living groups, EBITDA as a percentage of revenue

Plus many more…


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