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Care Homes: Greater London

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for care assessments by each London borough council in each of the last five years. (125627)

The information has been placed in the Library. Table 1 shows the cumulative percentage of new clients aged 18 and over whose assessments were completed during the year by length of time from first contact to completed assessment for the years 2003-04 to 2005-06 for each London borough.

Table 2 shows the number of new clients whose assessments were completed during the year by the waiting time between first contact and completed assessment for the years 2003-04 to 2005-06 for each London borough.

Data for earlier years are not available on a comparable basis.

The information needed to calculate the average and longest waiting time for a care assessment is not collected centrally.