What is the level of need in the population?
The number of clients receiving services increased from 5,700 in 2005/06 to 6,300 in 2010/11, but dropped to 5,700 in 2011/12. The rate of service provision in Stockton-on-Tees is above both England and the North East (Source: NASCIS; RAP P1).
The data on service provision provides an indication of what types of services have been provided. In Stockton-on-Tees, a higher than average proportion of services are community-based. The number of people receiving nursing care services has tended to fall whereas residential care has remained stable. The number of people receiving community-based services has fluctuated (numbers are rounded to the nearest 5).
Using data from the Projecting Adult Needs and Service Information (PANSI) for people aged 18-64 and Projecting Older People Population Information (POPPI) for people aged 65 and over it is possible to estimate the number of people with physical disabilities. In Stockton-on-Tees, 30% of those with severe physical disability (age 18-64) or with a limiting long-term illness (age 65+) receive services, compared with 23.1% in England. It is likely that not all people identified will require services, but 7 in 10 of those with physical disabilities currently don’t receive services in Stockton.