The UK Care Report – Lewisham, December 2018

Compare the cost, quality, speed, availability, and NHS wait times of care in Lewisham, London

Last updated: 04/12/2018

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Cost of home care in Lewisham

Most home care providers in Lewisham charge between:

£11.37 – £19.37

£15.37 average hourly cost

Source: based on price per offer of every provider that has offered on Care Sourcer in 2018. Cost distribution is calculated as one standard deviation from the mean average cost, which is 68% of care offers.

Cost of care per hour in Lewisham vs. the London average

Availability of home care in Lewisham

15.74 offers

On average a care request in Lewisham will get 15.74 offers.

Source: based on providers offering on Care Sourcer 2018

Average offers per request in Lewisham vs. the London average

Quality of home care in Lewisham

The majority of Lewisham care offers on Care Sourcer are rated:


Lewisham quality comparison, vs UK as a whole

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They are responsible for inspecting care providers to make sure they are delivering high-quality care.

The service is performing exceptionally well.
The service is performing well and meeting the CQC's expectations.
Requires improvement
The service is not performing as well as it should and the CQC has told the service how it must improve.
The service is performing badly and the CQC have taken action against the person or organisation that runs it.
Not published
The service has been inspected and the official rating is pending.
Not inspected
The service is registered and regulated by the CQC but has not had its first inspection yet.

Waiting times for care in Lewisham

When people are waiting for discharge from hospital, how long does it take them to find care?

NHS or Council-sourced careCare found with Care Sourcer
Average wait for care in Lewisham11.49 days
To be discharged from hospital after being deemed medically fit to leave
44 minutes
Average time receive your first care offer from a CQC-registered care provider
Choice of care providersTypically one provider with availabilityAn average of 15.74 providers with availability
Who finds the care?NHS or the Local AuthorityYou, supported by Care Sourcer’s care matching experts
Who pays for the care?NHS or the Local AuthorityNHS or Local Authority if using Direct Payment or you, if you are assessed by the council as self-funded or paying privately

* Source: Using the latest patient-level NHS Delayed Transfers of Care Data combined with average length of hospital stay March 2017. The average length of hospital stay is 11.9 days. In a 31 day month, this equates to 2.61 patients being in hospital. The NHS last published the ‘number of patients affected by delayed discharge on the last Thursday of the month in March 2017. In order to estimate the number of patients for the month as a whole, this number has been multiplied by 2.61. For example, if on the last Thursday of the month, the NHS reported 7 delayed patients on that Thursday in Barking and Dagenham, this would equate to roughly 18 patients delayed over the month.

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