Warwickshire in the future
We know that in delivering our OOP 2020, we will be shaping a very different public service for Warwickshire. We know people will access services in different ways and technology will play a big role in this. This section sets out some of the key drivers and challenges that may impact on the landscape of the County over the next three years and through our understanding of Warwickshire of 2020, we can begin to plan for our future today and deliver our priorities.
By 2020 the estimated population of Warwickshire will be 568,000
It is predicted that the number of businesses is likely to increase further in the county and employment growth is expected to increase by 6% by 2020.
There will be a continuing focus on the growth of the economy and the importance of business rates.
Children & Families
It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 91,054 school age children living and accessing education in Warwickshire a 4% increase on the 2015 mid year population of 4 to 17 year olds.
By 2020 more than 2,790 vulnerable families and individuals will have been identified and offered support that enables them to achieve greater stability and independence
Community Capacity &Voluntary Sector
Carers, particularly young carers, will continue to play a significant role in delivering aspects of social and personal care
Some 60,000 carers in Warwickshire currently provide vital support for their family and/or friends and with a growing population this is expected to increase
Changing the way we deliver services & access them
The increase in use of Smart Phones, Tablets and the improvements in Broadband speed and coverage are changing the way people deliver and receive services.
By 2020, Warwickshire residents will contact Warwickshire County Council for information and advice primarily via online tools (e.g. website and email)
Health & Wellbeing (including Adult Social Care & Public Heath)
The demands on adult social care will increase and by 2020 there are predicted to be 2,175 adult Warwickshire residents with a moderate or severe learning disability and 35,465 adult residents with a moderate or serious physical disability
There is predicted to be a 19% increase in people aged over 70 years by 2020
By 2020, it is estimated that the number of Warwickshire residents aged 65 and over with a limiting long term illness will be in the region of 59,564