Adult social care

To find out what adult social care reviews are happening/have taken place in Devon, please select the service from the table below.

Under reviewStatus
DCC Managed Day Services Recommendations published
Meals serviceRecommendations published
DCC Managed Residential Care ServicesRecommendations published


Adult Social Care in Devon

Devon has a growing elderly population in need of help and support.

There is also a growing number of adults with increasingly complex learning and/or physical disabilities.

Key services include support for people in the home, day services, rehabilitation services, extra care housing schemes and residential care. A range of support is also available to carers including respite care.

Public demand is also growing for a more personalised and community-based approach to help foster greater independence and choice.

The majority of local care services in Devon are already commissioned and provided via the independent and community sector.

With a total budget of £202.5 million in 2013/14, our main challenges are:

  • Meeting growing demand – including for services to help meet complex needs such as dementia
  • Meeting the needs of people living in rural areas
  • Speeding up the assessment process
  • Ensuring a vibrant social care market able to meet the demand for more personalised community-based services
  • Working more closely with our health partners to reduce demand and speed up discharge from hospital
  • Increasing the alternatives to residential and nursing care to enable people to remain in their communities longer

Current Services and Expenditure

Below is a breakdown of some key services in this area and how much we are spending on them in 2013/14.

Adult Protection£2.35m
Community Based Services including help in the home£77.97m
Residential and Nursing Care£54.44m
Targeted Support (including Reablement)£6.85m
Care Management£17.14m
Managed Day Services£6.2m
Managed Residential Care£22.5m
Other Learning Disability Services£4.9m