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Care Homes: Closures

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes closed in England in each of the last five years, broken down by region. (178290)

We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that it is only able to provide data on the number of homes de-registered. De-registration includes not only homes permanently closed but also temporary closures, due, for example, to a change of ownership, an application to change the service a home provides or while refurbishment takes place. In instances such as these, a home will de-register and then re-register at a later date.

The following table shows the number of care homes deregistered by CSCI in each year and by each region for the years 2002-03 to 2006-07.

Year

CSCI region

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

East Midlands

147

273

167

163

155

Eastern

136

210

156

169

151

London

135

238

136

172

154

North East

76

140

76

130

111

North West

430

400

277

224

213

South East

579

520

342

367

321

South West

526

547

285

293

232

West Midlands

188

281

200

220

183

Yorkshire and Humberside

226

332

172

183

161

Total

2,443

2,941

1,811

1,921

1,681

Source:

CSCI registration and inspection database (data as at 10 December 2007)