55% increase in home care package release over 2014 – 93% more Level 3 and 4

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The government is pumping up home care packages, supporting the push for ageing streams to stay at home longer.

5,995 packages were released in the latest round, up 55% on the 2014 release.

5575 were high demand Level 3 and 4 packages.

Interestingly the not-for-profit’s won 80% of the 6,445 new home care packages awarded. The government clearly identifies churches and charities as preferred providers of care into the homes. All up 126,808 home care packages were applied for – meaning the government delivered on just 5% of the applications as all operators jockey for size under CDC.