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Social Services

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people of working age in each local authority area received state-funded social care support in each of the last 10 years. (202315)

[holding answer 28 April 2008]: Information on the estimated number of working-age people (aged 18-64) receiving state funded social care support from each council is shown in the following table. It should be noted that the data were first collected from all councils in 2000-01 and the latest year for which data are available is 2006-07.

There are some issues to be aware of when comparing the data over time involving clients who were formally in receipt of higher rates of income support under the Department for Work and Pensions preserved rights scheme and clients receiving services being reinstated in 2004-05.

Number of clients aged 18-64 receiving services during the period by year, England, 1 April to 31 March

Rounded number

Total number of clients receiving services

Councils with social services responsibilities

2000-01

2001-02

2002-031

2003-041

2004-051, 2

2005-061, 2

2006-071, 2

England

427,000

443,000

464,000

482,000

492,000

518,000

543,000

North East

19,585

23,810

26,450

30,140

28,000

31,000

34,000

Shire Counties

116

Durham

3,925

4,540

5,150

6,540

7,110

7,220

8,115

104

Northumberland

3,470

3,100

2,300

3,320

3,680

4,300

4,565

Unitary Authorities

117

Darlington

720

910

980

940

930

1,120

1,205

111

Hartlepool

1,000

1,200

1,190

1,240

1,140

1,120

1,890

112

Middlesbrough

1,900

1,910

1,470

1,430

1,770

1,890

2,015

113

Redcar and Cleveland

1,075

1,170

1,150

1,110

1,310

1,500

1,575

114

Stockton-on-Tees

3

1,590

1,570

1,640

1,650

2,050

2,090

Metropolitan Districts

106

Gateshead

1,165

1,200

1,770

1,960

2,310

2,250

1,975

107

Newcastle upon Tyne

4,160

2,320

4,340

4,440

2,160

3,600

3,220

108

North Tyneside

3

1,710

1,610

3,220

1,500

1,580

1,955

109

South Tyneside

3

1,900

3

3

1,740

1,850

1,800

110

Sunderland

2,170

2,260

2,330

2,260

2,300

2,400

3,275

North West

54,145

64,830

67,260

70,080

74,000

73,000

76,000

Shire Counties

320

Cheshire

4,980

4,430

4,560

5,620

5,430

6,380

6,470

102

Cumbria

2,440

3,310

3,660

3,420

3,930

5,140

5,115

323

Lancashire

10,895

9,140

9,460

10,200

10,680

11,000

10,965

Unitary Authorities

324

Blackburn

1,410

1,290

1,170

1,120

1,060

1,210

1,195

325

Blackpool

1,080

1,230

2,000

1,950

1,820

1,810

1,750

321

Halton

840

860

1,000

1,270

1,360

1,340

1,365

322

Warrington

1,680

3,590

2,120

1,940

1,670

1,780

2,025

Metropolitan Districts

304

Bolton

1,885

2,460

3,060

2,980

3,150

3,200

3,400

305

Bury

805

1,000

1,620

1,810

2,480

2,340

2,615

315

Knowsley

1,610

1,590

1,640

1,560

1,340

1,550

1,650

316

Liverpool

4,085

4,290

4,480

4,870

4,920

4,950

4,660

306

Manchester

3

3

3,260

3,770

3,810

4,450

5,110

307

Oldham

7,000

6,260

4,200

3,830

3,920

2,960

3,290

308

Rochdale

3

1,830

2,370

2,310

1,870

1,960

2,365

309

Salford

3

3,160

2,610

2,770

3,520

3,020

3,185

317

Sefton

3,150

3,230

1,990

2,100

2,210

2,710

2,805

318

St. Helens

1,480

1,580

1,860

2,210

2,360

2,090

1,975

310

Stockport

4,685

4,110

5,300

3,970

6,590

3,530

3,620

311

Tameside

2,370

2,820

3,220

5,100

3,950

3,640

3,600

312

Trafford

1,445

2,030

2,160

1,690

1,960

1,820

1,975

313

Wigan

3

2,330

2,450

2,360

2,390

2,920

3,620

319

Wirral

2,310

2,940

3,080

3,200

3,150

3,260

3,270

Yorkshire and the Humber

53,730

55,340

54,100

51,220

49,000

50,000

49,000

Shire Counties

218

North Yorkshire

4,450

4,770

4,580

4,240

4,700

4,950

5,040

Unitary Authorities

214

East Riding

1,680

3,090

3,430

3,330

3,650

3,210

3,045

215

Kingston-upon-Hull

3,065

3,430

3,560

4,160

4,240

3,170

3,415

216

North East Lincolnshire

725

1,250

970

1,380

860

1,620

1,890

217

North Lincolnshire

1,825

1,120

1,490

1,900

2,300

1,840

1,690

219

York

1,360

1,370

1,940

1,920

1,780

1,820

1,765

Metropolitan Districts

204

Barnsley

2,655

4,440

3,600

4,610

3,030

3,980

4,190

209

Bradford

3

4,020

4,160

4,770

5,030

4,870

4,585

210

Calderdale

3,355

3,150

2,760

980

1,820

1,850

1,920

205

Doncaster

6,620

1,300

2,150

1,760

1,720

1,560

1,605

211

Kirklees

3,480

4,260

3,760

3,490

3,530

3,620

3,540

212

Leeds

7,645

7,760

8,370

8,390

6,900

7,170

5,650

206

Rotherham

2,930

3,100

2,930

2,700

2,670

2,060

2,200

207

Sheffield

10,985

9,970

8,520

4,840

4,750

5,370

5,555

213

Wakefield

2,950

2,320

1,860

2,750

2,400

2,610

2,690

East Midlands

32,935

39,000

37,740

39,160

39,000

39,000

40,000

Shire Counties

506

Derbyshire

4,845

6,990

6,050

6,280

6,490

6,500

6,525

508

Leicestershire

3,515

3,940

4,290

4,360

4,330

4,790

4,450

503

Lincolnshire

9,945

8,760

8,060

8,550

5,410

5,110

5,910

504

Northamptonshire

5,150

5,770

5,000

5,320

8,370

7,480

7,155

511

Nottinghamshire

5,735

6,070

5,970

6,490

6,630

6,900

7,720

Unitary Authorities

507

Derby

2,015

2,440

2,360

2,290

2,400

2,470

2,785

509

Leicester

1,540

2,000

2,250

2,550

2,880

2,700

2,545

512

Nottingham

3

3

3,560

3,120

2,540

2,600

2,685

510

Rutland

180

210

220

210

220

220

280

West Midlands

34,320

39,690

46,610

46,560

49,000

51,000

51,000

Shire Counties

417

Shropshire

2,775

2,900

3,420

3,500

4,180

4,420

4,205

413

Staffordshire

7,040

5,860

7,000

7,060

7,170

7,200

6,485

404

Warwickshire

3,375

3,730

3,740

3,750

5,430

4,990

4,840

416

Worcestershire

3

2,860

4,820

4,230

4,990

5,120

5,000

Unitary Authorities

415

Herefordshire

1,165

1,220

1,380

1,620

1,540

1,710

2,075

414

Stoke-on-Trent

1,610

2,190

2,980

3,400

2,690

2,420

2,495

418

Telford and Wrekin

2,835

1,980

2,170

2,570

2,390

2,410

2,850

Metropolitan Districts

406

Birmingham

6,875

5,200

7,390

8,390

7,700

8,720

8,420

407

Coventry

3

3

3,250

2,060

2,640

2,730

2,830

408

Dudley

3,485

4,060

3,030

2,900

3,110

3,350

3,365

409

Sandwell

3

3

2,500

1,600

2,320

2,470

2,855

410

Solihull

1,210

1,180

1,290

1,390

1,520

1,510

1,600

411

Walsall

1,100

1,570

1,850

2,420

1,830

1,730

2,180

412

Wolverhampton

2,845

1,870

1,790

1,670

1,740

1,940

2,110

South West

42,735

44,720

47,300

51,670

52,000

57,000

60,000

Shire Counties

902

Cornwall

9,475

8,600

9,160

9,700

9,750

8,830

8,635

912

Devon

5,390

4,920

4,750

5,400

5,540

7,310

7,975

809

Dorset

2,855

3,690

3,190

4,400

3,580

4,190

3,470

904

Gloucestershire

4,775

3,960

3,930

3,960

4,370

4,820

5,245

906

Isles of Scilly

40

20

10

10

10

10

10

905

Somerset

3,850

3,980

5,740

5,100

5,790

9,160

9,895

817

Wiltshire

4,110

3,220

3,060

4,700

4,750

4,290

4,920

Unitary Authorities

908

Bath and North East Somerset

3

1,880

1,740

1,790

1,400

1,630

1,855

810

Bournemouth

2,240

1,370

1,550

1,730

1,860

1,450

1,695

909

Bristol

3,945

4,730

5,160

4,790

4,330

3,470

4,230

910

North Somerset

1,690

1,610

1,550

1,560

1,410

1,630

1,710

913

Plymouth

3

2,130

2,190

2,310

2,170

2,540

2,920

811

Poole

810

870

950

1,460

1,550

1,710

1,880

911

South Gloucestershire

1,540

1,350

1,490

1,630

2,200

2,460

2,415

819

Swindon

1,125

1,330

1,450

1,810

1,890

1,950

2,065

914

Torbay

880

1,080

1,370

1,340

1,240

1,380

1,320

Eastern

32,650

42,440

43,800

47,470

45,000

52,000

54,000

Shire Counties

610

Bedfordshire

1,510

1,630

1,490

2,540

3,550

3,470

3,600

623

Cambridgeshire

2,285

2,470

3,190

3,450

3,460

3,790

4,185

620

Essex

6,280

12,550

12,500

12,240

3—

16,230

16,240

606

Hertfordshire

7,320

10,270

9,240

9,240

8,850

6,290

7,770

607

Norfolk

7,475

7,890

7,710

8,070

5,840

9,540

9,265

609

Suffolk

1,060

1,240

2,810

4,350

5,080

5,860

5,860

Unitary Authorities

611

Luton

1,080

1,110

1,410

1,670

1,600

1,640

1,515

624

Peterborough

880

1,990

2,010

1,930

2,190

1,660

1,680

621

Southend

3,735

2,180

2,380

2,690

2,690

2,910

2,345

622

Thurrock

1,030

1,100

1,080

1,290

1,180

1,090

1,250

London

68,125

70,800

69,790

72,770

72,000

75,000

81,000

Inner London

702

Camden

3,390

3,420

3,500

3,450

2,280

2,240

2,360

703

Greenwich

1,800

1,530

2,470

1,630

1,850

1,610

1,865

704

Hackney

1,060

3

1,390

1,710

2,240

2,900

2,985

705

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,005

1,410

1,610

1,920

1,840

1,830

1,820

706

Islington

1,450

1,720

1,890

1,710

1,690

1,960

2,150

707

Kensington and Chelsea

1,465

1,850

2,410

3,810

4,120

2,550

2,740

708

Lambeth

2,360

2,810

2,490

2,570

2,480

2,870

2,840

709

Lewisham

2,145

2,130

2,480

2,420

2,370

2,370

2,205

710

Southwark

2,585

2,180

2,360

3,480

3,720

3,540

3,690

711

Tower Hamlets

1,810

2,550

2,460

2,350

2,260

2,860

3,005

712

Wandsworth

2,160

2,310

3,110

3,320

2,310

2,570

2,975

713

Westminster

2,140

2,070

2,040

1,980

1,980

2,450

2,655

714

City of London

340

140

140

180

160

170

145

Outer London

716

Barking and Dagenham

1,205

1,260

1,260

1,220

1,420

1,460

1,270

717

Barnet

3,070

3,630

2,510

1,440

1,770

2,500

2,660

718

Bexley

3,590

3,200

3,750

3,540

2,490

2,900

3,800

719

Brent

1,505

2,730

1,780

2,480

2,180

2,530

3,415

720

Bromley

2,375

2,450

2,930

2,840

3,040

3,490

3,600

721

Croydon

2,685

3,510

3,180

2,950

2,450

2,620

2,730

722

Ealing

2,115

2,570

2,170

2,190

2,450

3,050

3,065

723

Enfield

1,220

1,590

1,940

2,060

2,220

2,510

3,045

724

Haringey

2,920

2,250

2,280

2,320

2,240

2,730

2,795

725

Harrow

3,310

2,340

2,510

2,480

2,600

1,690

2,615

726

Havering

1,785

1,920

2,000

2,240

1,850

1,880

2,095

727

Hillingdon

2,875

1,920

1,570

1,730

1,860

1,740

1,880

728

Hounslow

1,420

2,080

1,770

2,230

2,740

2,540

2,375

729

Kingston-upon-Thames

3,975

3,630

1,940

1,640

1,680

1,750

1,520

730

Merton

1,675

1,440

1,170

1,370

1,550

1,910

2,050

731

Newham

1,260

2,360

2,110

2,130

2,450

2,620

3,295

732

Redbridge

1,870

2,220

2,510

2,620

2,630

2,400

2,635

733

Richmond upon Thames

1,110

1,120

1,170

1,320

1,290

1,330

1,620

734

Sutton

1,220

1,230

1,440

1,260

1,470

1,530

1,610

735

Waltham Forest

2,240

1,580

1,460

2,200

2,080

2,210

1,595

South East

41,945

61,950

70,940

73,150

85,000

90,000

98,000

Shire Counties

612

Buckinghamshire

1,630

2,100

2,600

2,800

2,570

2,790

3,035

815

East Sussex

3,405

2,570

3,750

4,170

3,920

3,820

4,180

812

Hampshire

8,715

17,120

15,670

18,870

28,390

27,830

30,105

820

Kent

7,835

8,900

11,860

12,340

12,400

13,530

14,885

608

Oxfordshire

3

3

3

3,570

4,000

4,880

5,045

805

Surrey

3

3

11,050

5,040

9,420

9,910

8,770

807

West Sussex

2,510

2,800

2,840

5,510

4,330

5,710

9,405

Unitary Authorities

614

Bracknell Forest

660

830

670

660

870

1,160

1,230

816

Brighton and Hove

2,170

2,980

2,630

3,200

2,740

2,890

2,710

803

Isle of Wight

3,910

3,080

3,690

2,740

1,700

1,750

2,305

821

Medway Towns

1,605

1,650

1,380

1,620

1,990

2,740

2,615

613

Milton Keynes

85

1,090

1,310

1,730

1,580

1,880

2,555

813

Portsmouth

2,665

2,980

2,730

2,500

2,310

1,630

1,825

616

Reading

1,210

1,150

1,370

1,660

1,460

1,600

1,625

617

Slough

850

940

1,060

1,130

1,100

1,260

1,410

814

Southampton

2,245

3,150

2,880

2,560

2,650

2,830

2,950

615

West Berkshire

785

800

910

970

1,200

1,400

1,390

618

Windsor and Maidenhead

825

910

950

1,200

1,380

1,330

980

619

Wokingham

850

720

820

880

890

1,080

1,015

1 Data includes clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights.

2 Guidance was restated in 2004-05. Figures from previous years are not comparable.

3 Missing data.

Notes:

1. The England and regional totals are estimates based on the figures from 150 P1 proformas.

2. Figures may not add up because of rounding.

3. Regional and national totals may not be equal to the sum of the council level figures due to the use of estimates when the council did not fully complete the return.

4. All figures presented are rounded to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. The precise rounding rules are:

For national and regional totals:

Data: Rounding rule

Over 10,000: Rounding to nearest 1,000

Between 100 and 10,000: Rounded to nearest 100

Under 50: Rounded to nearest 10.

5. There are some issues to be aware of when comparing the data over time:

Since 2002-03, clients who were formally in receipt of higher rates of income support under the Department for Work and Pensions preserved rights scheme and who transferred to council support on 8 April 2002 have been included in the referrals, assessments and packages of care return. Clients that were in receipt of preserved rights but who were already being partially supported by councils were previously included in the data and are not considered as clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights. This mainly effects clients in residential care.

Guidance relating to clients receiving services was restated for 2004-05 to only include clients who are assessed by social services and have a care plan. In previous years, some councils included clients receiving services from grant-funded organisations without a community care assessment and therefore the 2004-05 data is not comparable to previous years. Additional clarification was also given on the recording of some types of services. These amendments mainly affect clients receiving community–based services.

Source:

RAP proforma P1.