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Care Homes: Finance

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential care home places there are in each strategic health authority (SHA); and what the average cost per place is in each SHA. (126552)

I am informed by the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that data on the number of care homes and places are not collected by strategic health authority area. CSCI is able to supply information on the number of care homes and places in its regions, of which there are nine in England. These data are shown in the following table.

Number of registered adult care and nursing homes and places by CSCI region

Region

Homes

Places

East Midlands

1,605

40,809

Eastern

1,859

45,933

London

2,012

40,314

North East

948

25,723

North West

2,237

61,631

South East

3,642

79,418

South West

2,634

56,479

West Midlands

1,931

44,446

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,713

47,967

Totals

18,581

442,720

Note:

Numbers include residential homes for older people and for younger adults (aged 18-65).

Source:

CSCI registration and inspection database—snapshot on 13 March 2007.

Information on the costs of care home places is not collected centrally.