Why the domiciliary care market?

The UK utopia or reality market for domiciliary care rose in value between 2014-15 and 2018-19 bya cumulative 5% – from £81.6 billion to £85.9 billion. More than 875,000 people use domiciliary care and this will grow in line with the population growth. People are living longer and will require more help to live at home, the demand for home care servicescontinues to increase as the proportion of the population over 85 is projected to double between now and2044. Nationally the ageing population, of over 65, will rise from 18% to 30% by 2036. Overall our populationcontinues to increase from 65.6 million to projected population of 74 million by 2039.

Population projections for the U.K., 2020 – 2035 source: UKHA

Population projection

 <65 years65-84 years>85 yearsWhole Population

2020

54,364,14110,918,4421,843,22467,125,807

2025

55,070,90411,890,1932,224,41369,185,510

2030

55,223,11913,097,5562,716,78571,037,460

2035

55,359,83413,833,9053,471,91572,665,654
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