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Care Homes

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were in full-time (a) residential and (b) nursing care at the latest date for which information is available; and what proportion of people in each category were in receipt of means-tested financial support from public funds. (206368)

Information on the residential and nursing care placements funded partially or fully by councils with adults social services responsibilities (CASSRs) is collected on the annual SR1 form and published by the Information Centre for health and social care. Data for placements not funded by CASSRs are not collected centrally.

The available information is shown in the following table.

Council supported residents in permanent registered residential and nursing care by type of care1, England, as at 31 March 2007

Type of care

Residential

Nursing

Residents aged 18 and over

163,2352

68,2702

1 Figures do not include residents in adult placements. 2 Rounded figures. Source: SRI form, table one.