50+ in Darebin: A data story. Report for Darebin agencies. Part 2: Community Care. Report uri icon

abstract

  • The aim of this resource is to: Capture data specific to the population and local government area of Nillumbik.-- Provide Nillumbik services with a useful tool to support planning and change. -- Make available a resource that can be utilised to advocate for the services our communities require, to ensure its members are living life to the full. -- During the calendar year 2014, 1,669 clients were provided with a HACC service in the Nillumbik area. Nearly one-quarter of the population aged 70 years or over (24.5%) got a HACC service in 2014. The proportion of residents using HACC services increased with age, from 9.5 per 1000 in the age group under 50 to 517 per 1000 in the age group aged over 85. -- A total of 27 different agencies were funded to provide HACC services to Nillumbik residents in 2015, four of which were funded to provide Allied Health services. Overall, funding for HACC in Nillumbik grew by 12% from 2013 to 2015. The biggest increases in terms of raw figures were for Allied Health and Nursing. However, the largest increase in funded outputs was for Volunteer coordination. -- It is difficult to predict changes in service provision with any confidence. While changes in the population may cause parallel changes in service provision, this is not always the case. Ultimately, changes in provision of services depend on policy decisions and funding at all three levels of government. In addition, for smaller services, changes may be unpredictable and due to fluctuations in staffing.

publication date

  • 2016