In the UK, local councils provide support for the elderly who need care and services.   A recent report by the UK NHS Information Centre, England’s authoritative, independent source of health and social care information, showed that there was a marked change is where the elderly are receiving services.

The report identified that there was a decrease in the number of people paid for partly or entirely by their local council to live in a residential or nursing home and increase in the number of people being supported to live independently in their own home.

The trend among IAHSA members is to enable the elderly to have the services they need, when they need them, in a place they call home.   This report shows that it is happening in the UK.