Calderdale Council puts out a yearly social care Market Position Statement for companies that sell social care services, to tell them what customers for social care services are looking for.
The 2014 Market Position Statement says that Calderdale social care service companies and shoppers can trade through shop4support, a company that describes itself as:
“the biggest social care e-Marketplace ever developed in the Yorkshire and Humber region”.
shop4support announces that,
“Web users will be able to use their own money, or funding they get from their local council, to safely purchase online services that meet their social care needs, the same way as they would purchase their grocery shopping.”