4. Findings

Two key findings were identified from the analysis that appear to have impacted on the day-to-day operation of LAHCS and include: (i)  from a demographic perspective, that the organisation is attempting to cope with an increased demand for services that are not based solely on increased numbers, but also include individuals that have more complex needs than in previous years; and (ii) although enablement services appear to have offset and prevented some detrimental consequences of increased demand, there is a worrying trend that this may not continue in the future. The following sections will consider each of the findings in turn.