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Residential Care

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services for each social service authority, what is the population aged 75 years and over and the number of people in residential care homes for the elderly and disabled provided by (a) the local authority, together with the percentage change since 1979, (b) the voluntary sector, together with the percentage change since 1979, and (c) the private sector, together with the percentage change since 1979.

The 1985 mid-year estimates of the population aged 75 and over for each local authority are published in table 2.1 of "Local Authority Vital Statistics VS12 PP1 No. 8". Numbers of supported residents in local authority homes for the elderly and younger physically handicapped people (including those residents in another local authority area) are published in "Residential Accommodation for the Elderly and for Younger Physically Handicapped People: Local Authority Supported Residents". Numbers of people resident in private and voluntary homes are published in "Residential Accommodation for the Elderly and Younger Physically Handicapped People: All Residents in Local Authority, Voluntary and Private Homes"—the earliest data relates to 1983. All these publications are available in the Library.