Daffodil pulls together in one place the information you need to plan what care services might be required in your local area in the future.  Information from research and population projections show potential need for care over the next 20 years for children, adults and older people.

New in Daffodil

Daffodil v7.1 released 23 May 2018: 

  • New page – Care home placements from outside the local area

Daffodil v7.0 released 10 November 2017:

  • Standard years to show 2017, 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035
  • Next five years to show 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Disability living allowance (DLA) & Personal Independence Payment (PIP)  - updated data
  • Updated employment and support allowance (ESA) data
  • Residential services - updated data
  • Reablement - updated data
  • New section - Care home markets
  • New page – Size of homes

Daffodil v6.0 released 27 January 2016:

  • Disability living allowance (DLA) to be combined with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with updated figures.
  • Updated employment and support allowance (ESA) data
  • Updated deprivation data
  • Services provided pages updated data

Daffodil v5.1 released 26 May 2015:

  • New security/forgotten password system.

Daffodil v5.0 released 6 June 2014:

  • Household growth - new data
  • No central heating (adults) - new data
  • No central heating (children) - new page
  • Provision of unpaid care (adults) - new data
  • Young carers - new page
  • Limiting long term illness (adults and children) - updated prevalence
  • Diabetes - updated prevalence
  • Heart condition - updated prevalence
  • Obesity (adults and children) - updated prevalence
  • Stroke - updated prevalence
  • Mental health problem (adults) - extended information
  • Alcohol - binge drinking - updated prevalence
  • Moderate or serious physical disability - page replaced with ESA benefits data
  • Falls, hospital admissions -  updated data
  • Mental health problem (children) - updated prevalence
  • Teenage pregnancy - updated data
  • Cancer - new page
  • Family composition - new and extended data

Daffodil v4.0 released 28 February 2014:

  • Revised population projections
  • Standard years to show 2013, 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Next five years to show 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • New ethnicity data
  • Updated disability living allowance (DLA) data 
  • Updated deprivation data
  • Updated youth justice
  • Services provided pages updated with 2012/13 data

Daffodil v3.0 released 28 September 2012:

  • New multiple download facility allowing data for all LHBs or all Local authorities to be downloaded into one spreadsheet
  • Standard years to show 2012, 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Next five years to show 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Disability Living Allowance - updated data
  • Services provided pages updated with 2010/11 data
  • Deprivation - updated data
  • Youth Justice - updated data

Daffodil v2.0 released 31 July 2011:

  • Standard years to show 2011, 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Next five years to show 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Updated ethnicity data
  • Updated household growth data
  • Services provided pages updated with 2009/10 data

23 November 2010: Correction made to Aneurin Bevan population figures for people aged 85 and over.

Daffodil v1.0 released 15 October 2010.

Planned updates

New Daffodil Cymru developments 

Responsibility for Daffodil Cymru is transferring to Social Care Wales.  Currently hosted by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University, Welsh Government wishes to bring a range of data and information resources all in one place. Social Care Wales will maintain the current system and develop it further in line with your future requirements.

You will be able to access Daffodil Cymru in the same way as before at this address.


Provides population data by age band, gender, ethnic group, and by disability living allowance or PIP, ESA and household growth data, for local authorities and local health boards in Wales.

Prevalence rates from research are applied to the children’s population projections: deprivation, family composition, mental health problem, limiting long term illness, disability, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), Down`s syndrome, challenging behaviour, visual impairment, hearing impairment, epilepsy, obesity, parental health, abuse and neglect, provision of unpaid care.

The following data is applied to population projections: teenage pregnancies, youth justice - offences resulting in a disposal.

Prevalence rates from research are applied to the young people’s and/or adult and older people population projections: living alone, tenure, no central heating, provision of unpaid care, limiting long term illness, bronchitis and emphysema, continence, cancer, diabetes, falls - hospital admissions, hearing impairment, visual impairment, heart condition, obesity, stroke, physical disability, domestic tasks, self care, mobility, learning disability, including Down`s syndrome, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD); mental health problems including drugs misuse and hospital admissions, alcohol – binge drinking, suicide, survivors of childhood sexual abuse and dementia including early onset.

Finally, nationally available performance data on adults and older people receiving community based, reablement and residential services are applied to the projected population figures.

Picture of lady reading with two children - supplied by and reproduced with kind permission from Age Cymru.

Elderly couple, talking with carer in uniform
Elderly woman and carer in uniform, talking, laughing, smiling, happy
Two women discussing, talking
Two women, sitting, doing a jigsaw together, family, support

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