Shrinking social care budgets, in combination with stricter eligibility criteria, have reduced the number of individuals in England receiving homecare through their local authorities since the beginning of the millennium from 415,000 in 2000 to roughly 279,000 now. At the same time, however, the number of hours of care that each client receives has almost doubled from 6.7 to 13 hours per week" showing that the intensity of needs being managed within people"s own homes has risen dramatically.
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