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Care Homes

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) care homes and (b) care home beds there were in (i) the Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997. (134850)

Information for the Jarrow constituency is not centrally available.

Table 1 shows the number of care homes open and places available in England, the North East region, and South Tyneside and Gateshead area for adults aged 18 and over, at 31 March for the years 1997 to 2001. Data for 2002 are not available. Data for 2001 are not comparable to 2003 data.

Table 1: Number of care homes1 open and places available for adults aged 18 and over, at 31 March, 1997 to 2001

England

North East region

South Tyneside and Gateshead2

Homes

Places

Homes

Places

Homes

Places

1997

28,800

534,400

1,300

31,700

170

4,100

1998

29,000

553,500

1,400

34,000

190

4,500

1999

28,700

546,200

1,400

33,400

190

4,200

2000

28,300

539,200

1,400

32,800

180

4,200

2001

27,500

528,000

1,400

31,100

190

4,100

1 Includes residential homes, nursing homes, mental nursing homes and private hospitals/clinics.

2 Nursing care relates to Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority; residential care relates to Gateshead and South Tyneside councils with social services responsibilities. Data for South Tyneside alone was not collected until 2003, with the establishment of the National Care Standards Commission and later the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) to register and inspect social care providers.

Source:

RA and RH(N) returns

Table 2 shows the number of care homes and places registered in England, the North East region and South Tyneside for adults aged 18 and over, at 31 March for the years 2003 to 2007.

Table 2: Number of care homes1 open and places available for adults aged 18 and over, at 31 March, 2003 to 2007

England

North East region

South Tyneside

Homes

Places

Homes

Places

Homes

Places

20032

20,038

434,637

1,017

25,899

53

1,491

2004

19,502

445,732

1,014

26,405

52

1,519

2005

19,033

440,886

1,003

26,658

54

1,669

2006

18,718

441,335

962

25,690

49

1,561

2007

18,577

441,958

951

25,866

47

1,492

1 Includes care homes with nursing, adult placement, non-medical and personal care.

2 Excludes some local authority homes, which were open but not registered.

Source:

CSCI registration and inspection database. Data as at 26 April 2007.