The commissioning and benchmarking tool helps you to assess local service requirements using the indicative benchmark as a starting point. With knowledge of your local population and its demographic, you can amend the benchmark to better reflect your local circumstances. For example, if your population is significantly younger or older than the average population, or has an ethnic composition different from the national average, you may need to provide services for relatively fewer or more people.
You may already commission EOLC for people with dementia for your population. The tool provides tables that you can populate to help you calculate your current commissioned activity.
Using the indicative benchmark provided, or your own local benchmark, you can use the commissioning and benchmarking tool to compare the activity that you might need to commission against your current commissioned activity.
You can also use the commissioning and benchmarking tool to calculate the impact of any service redesign you may wish to plan over a 4-year period.