Predicting and managing demand in social care: Discussion paper

This discussion paper from the Institute of Public Care offers a personal view from John Bolton about how councils with responsibility for adult social care can more effectively predict and manage demand for their services.

  • It shows that demand prediction and management is more complicated than simple population projection.
  • It suggests that some demand on adult care is within the influence of the council and explores behaviours and practices that can help, as well as why some councils are better at doing this than others.
  • It includes references to assistive technology and extra care housing.