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Social Services: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much is planned to be spent by each local authority and in total by all local authorities on (a) direct payments for social care, (b) supported and other accommodation, (c) nursing home placements, (d) equipment and adaptations, (e) meals, (f) other services, (g) assessment and case management, (h) day care, (i) residential care home placement and (j) home care for elderly people; and what percentage of their total health and social care budgets each of these figures represent. (167845)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each local authority is planning to spend on care for elderly and disabled persons who are in (a) critical need, (b) substantial need, (c) moderate need and (d) low need according to Fair Access to Care Services guidance to local authorities in 2002 in 2007-08; and what each authority spent on each of these categories in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06 and (iv) 2006-07. (167851)

This information is not held centrally.

It is for individual local authorities to manage and direct their own resources in accordance with local priorities and the needs of the communities to which they are accountable. Local authorities should refer to the “Fair Access to Care Services—Guidance on Eligibility for Adult Social Care”. A copy has been placed in the Library.