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Residential Care

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) nursing home, (b) sheltered housing and (c) other residential care places for the elderly there (a) are and (b) were five years ago in Northern Ireland. [116970]

The most recent available information for a five-year period is presented as follows:

31 March

2002
31 March

1997
(a) Places in Nursing Homes (Total)9,2199,766
(b) Units of Sheltered Housing (Elderly)8,8897,612
(c) Places in Residential Homes (Elderly)4,5964,965