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Care Homes: Fees and Charges

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people receiving domiciliary care were (a) funded by the local authority, (b) privately funded and (c) paying an additional amount to meet the full cost of their fees in each year since 1996; (204614)

(2) how many people receiving residential care were (a) funded by the local authority, (b) privately funded and (c) relied on a relative or other third party to pay an additional amount to meet the full cost of their fees in each year since 1996;

(3) how many older people received (a) residential and (b) domiciliary care in each year since 1996.

We are informed by the Information Centre for health and social care that information is not held centrally on the numbers of people receiving domiciliary care or residential care that is privately funded or involves the payment of an additional sum in order to meet the full cost.

The available information is shown in the following table. It shows the number of people who received domiciliary care or residential care, funded wholly or in part by councils with adult social services responsibilities as at 31 March of each year in total and for those aged 65 years or more. Information on domiciliary care services is only available from 2001. It is not possible to separate the figures into the numbers of people who received full or partial funding from the local authority for either domiciliary or residential care.

Number of people receiving care funded wholly or in part by councils with adult social services responsibilities at 31 March, England

Thousand

Domiciliary Care1

Residential Care1,4

All ages2

65 and over

All ages2

65 and over

1996

5210

5169

1997

5236

5190

1998

256

204

1999

261

206

2000

265

209

2001

3927

635

262

205

2002

948

649

265

207

2003

975

661

284

219

2004

994

662

278

214

2005

981

642

266

205

2006

1,009

652

259

200

2007

1,023

647

250

192

1 Data from 2003 onwards include clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights.

2 Aged 18 and over.

3 The ‘all ages’ totals for domiciliary care in 2001 include the number of clients whose age was not known.

4 Data from 2004 onwards include Boyd loophole residents.

5 Data from 1996 and 1997 exclude supported residents in un-staffed or other non-registered accommodation.

Source:

Referral Assessments and Packages of care form P2s and SRI form Table 1