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Social Services: Learning Disability

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1023-24W, on social services, how many people of working age with a learning disability in each local authority area received state funded social care support in each of the last 10 years. (207204)

The number of clients receiving services during a year is collected via table P1 of the Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care (RAP) return. The return was first collected from all councils in 2000-01 by the Department and the latest year for which data are available is 2006-07, now collected by the Information Centre for health and social care.

The following table shows the estimated number of service users whose primary client type is aged 18-64 with learning disabilities during the period for each council with adult social services responsibilities in England.

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 Pensions preserved rights (PR) scheme and who transferred to council support on 8 April 2002 have been included in the RAP 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; and

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 are 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.

Number of clients whose primary client type is aged 18-64 with a learning disability receiving services during the period by year—England, 1 April to 31 March

Rounded numbers

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

101,000

101,000

113,000

116,000

117,000

122,000

125,000

North-east

Shire counties

116

Durham

1,115

1,260

1,365

1,525

1,560

1,535

1,620

104

Northumberland

965

860

855

1,060

1,080

1,120

1,205

Unitary authorities

117

Darlington

225

270

245

245

245

245

240

111

Hartlepool

245

245

240

260

255

275

280

112

Middlesbrough

580

575

425

370

410

450

455

113

Redcar and Cleveland

360

300

340

330

350

365

355

114

Stockton-on-Tees

350

355

355

350

425

500

Metropolitan districts

106

Gateshead

400

420

420

460

465

450

480

107

Newcastle upon Tyne

520

505

835

975

600

920

780

108

North Tyneside

515

470

690

455

490

560

109

South Tyneside

275

350

520

490

110

Sunderland

535

605

585

635

640

635

740

North-west

Shire counties

320

Cheshire

1,350

1,175

1,475

1,720

1,610

1,635

1,635

102

Cumbria

610

875

655

1,000

880

925

1,080

323

Lancashire

2,075

2,050

2,265

2,500

2,720

2,875

3,025

Unitary authorities

324

Blackburn

445

395

265

260

245

300

330

325

Blackpool

275

280

420

400

385

380

410

321

Halton

265

270

320

355

355

370

370

322

Warrington

375

400

530

380

390

425

420

Metropolitan districts

304

Bolton

465

500

570

490

565

570

575

305

Bury

245

310

350

355

500

405

340

315

Knowsley

390

495

500

485

515

515

550

316

Liverpool

755

820

865

885

1,535

1,155

1,225

306

Manchester

1,165

1,260

1,275

1,300

1,380

307

Oldham

450

655

670

690

695

635

600

308

Rochdale

515

605

460

450

460

510

309

Salford

680

645

615

660

685

660

317

Sefton

585

540

585

560

590

565

650

318

St. Helens

260

190

370

335

355

375

350

310

Stockport

610

565

810

1,200

935

970

1,125

311

Tameside

450

1,160

885

650

690

660

655

312

Trafford

10

295

630

315

380

410

405

313

Wigan

780

705

705

760

765

855

319

Wirral

740

735

780

745

765

765

770

Yorkshire and the Humber

Shire counties

218

North Yorkshire

1,330

1,645

1,450

1,195

1,315

1,275

1,305

Unitary authorities

214

East Riding

415

575

730

730

720

745

740

215

Kingston-upon-Hull

595

545

535

535

535

520

530

216

N E Lincolnshire

235

420

365

370

345

365

385

217

N Lincolnshire

630

275

320

405

405

405

385

219

York

355

325

415

415

390

435

425

Metropolitan districts

204

Barnsley

410

480

525

520

430

460

530

209

Bradford

870

1,045

1,025

1,185

1,375

1,385

210

Calderdale

395

425

545

415

470

490

530

205

Doncaster

440

495

505

480

540

595

655

211

Kirklees

1,085

1,330

1,030

950

960

1,020

955

212

Leeds

1,360

1,720

1,680

1,590

1,505

1,590

1,545

206

Rotherham

535

530

555

590

670

630

655

207

Sheffield

1,095

1,205

1,140

785

890

1,135

1,215

213

Wakefield

545

770

625

965

755

695

740

East Midlands

Shire counties

506

Derbyshire

1,765

1,570

1,630

1,960

1,855

1,925

1,915

508

Leicestershire

1,075

1,225

1,045

1,080

1,090

1,165

1,255

503

Lincolnshire

1,400

1,465

1,590

1,795

1,205

1,485

1,560

504

Northamptonshire

1,010

1,030

1,295

1,455

1,555

1,700

1,525

511

Nottinghamshire

1,810

1,710

1,675

1,855

2,045

2,145

2,125

Unitary authorities

507

Derby

450

440

530

550

555

560

610

509

Leicester

385

575

675

785

860

850

870

512

Nottingham

1,090

700

600

780

800

510

Rutland

70

70

75

50

60

55

65

West Midlands

Shire counties

417

Shropshire

725

610

735

805

840

805

780

413

Staffordshire

1,050

1,105

1,440

1,435

1,580

1,555

1,710

404

Warwickshire

820

855

935

990

1,090

935

1,005

416

Worcestershire

1,020

1,305

1,285

1,780

1,415

1,760

Unitary authorities

415

Herefordshire

395

440

440

450

470

455

475

414

Stoke-on-Trent

325

360

700

785

695

710

660

418

Telford and Wrekin

500

360

390

425

400

425

450

Metropolitan districts

406

Birmingham

1,365

1,415

2,035

2,340

2,645

3,095

2,470

407

Coventry

470

770

820

830

835

408

Dudley

550

770

740

680

735

780

795

409

Sandwell

620

545

585

555

610

410

Solihull

370

390

405

405

455

460

460

411

Walsall

185

485

555

635

600

635

675

412

Wolverhampton

500

500

525

505

490

510

510

South-west

Shire counties

902

Cornwall

1,185

1,420

1,545

1,805

1,705

1,405

1,320

912

Devon

1,620

1,590

1,730

1,625

1,790

1,775

1,785

809

Dorset

660

775

755

815

765

785

700

904

Gloucestershire

1,090

1,045

1,170

1,310

1,240

1,320

1,455

906

Isles of Scilly

0

3

0

0

3

0

3

905

Somerset

1,495

1,505

1,625

1,380

1,440

1,435

1,455

817

Wiltshire

2,720

930

1,190

1,500

1,205

1,125

1,120

Unitary authorities

908

Bath and N E Somerset

470

445

440

415

430

475

810

Bournemouth

445

365

335

435

440

410

440

909

Bristol

980

1,170

1,330

1,005

930

810

1,065

910

North Somerset

260

420

495

570

495

440

415

913

Plymouth

685

625

555

600

680

715

811

Poole

270

270

310

345

415

380

385

911

South Gloucestershire

420

485

545

585

655

730

705

819

Swindon

450

530

480

460

445

485

505

914

Torbay

290

280

325

350

345

370

365

Eastern

Shire counties

610

Bedfordshire

175

200

220

810

990

805

915

623

Cambridgeshire

965

960

980

965

1,030

1,070

1,135

620

Essex

2,605

2,905

3,120

3,165

3,270

3,360

606

Hertfordshire

2,435

2,620

2,705

2,770

2,490

2,475

2,450

607

Norfolk

1,685

1,905

1,790

2,015

1,265

2,130

2,175

609

Suffolk

195

235

1,175

1,255

1,420

1,475

1,405

Unitary authorities

611

Luton

215

265

275

315

365

385

370

624

Peterborough

335

365

495

500

435

410

400

621

Southend

350

370

440

500

460

440

500

622

Thurrock

235

300

280

290

270

285

275

London

Inner London

702

Camden

455

460

450

425

380

380

385

703

Greenwich

545

500

455

545

600

550

560

704

Hackney

415

425

415

505

515

530

705

Hammersmith and Fulham

255

245

255

295

280

290

300

706

Islington

310

405

410

435

445

435

440

707

Kensington and Chelsea

240

260

245

255

250

255

255

708

Lambeth

590

530

605

625

610

820

645

709

Lewisham

510

530

835

840

790

805

520

710

Southwark

485

515

610

715

600

745

730

711

Tower Hamlets

245

340

315

375

355

405

505

712

Wandsworth

640

575

805

820

690

730

1,050

713

Westminster

370

365

355

375

430

460

475

714

City of London

10

15

10

10

10

10

10

Outer London

716

Barking and Dagenham

215

260

285

290

355

365

275

717

Barnet

1,015

985

540

535

590

700

715

718

Bexley

685

575

700

695

465

435

455

719

Brent

600

875

560

640

485

520

725

720

Bromley

595

730

750

650

710

815

915

721

Croydon

815

550

1,010

1,060

1,055

1,075

1,080

722

Ealing

680

650

370

440

450

590

700

723

Enfield

495

480

500

535

580

595

610

724

Haringey

575

495

490

475

460

505

585

725

Harrow

290

380

415

455

455

450

470

726

Havering

350

335

380

430

435

460

460

727

Hillingdon

540

500

470

515

545

510

515

728

Hounslow

365

405

440

515

545

490

485

729

Kingston-upon-Thames

375

340

180

300

315

340

330

730

Merton

380

375

340

355

410

410

430

731

Newham

375

460

500

510

500

580

585

732

Redbridge

490

465

495

505

600

590

635

733

Richmond upon Thames

335

310

320

355

335

345

360

734

Sutton

290

320

410

420

425

385

460

735

Waltham Forest

565

455

350

370

425

460

490

South-east

Shire counties

612

Buckinghamshire

705

740

840

1,025

885

915

975

815

East Sussex

1,225

855

1,070

1,040

1,050

1,150

1,195

812

Hampshire

1,990

2,600

3,035

2,815

3,310

3,185

2,795

820

Kent

2,970

3,210

3,630

3,355

3,805

3,755

4,085

608

Oxfordshire

1,110

1,155

1,205

1,380

805

Surrey

4,155

3,070

2,635

807

West Sussex

260

215

310

1,815

1,160

1,265

1,370

Unitary authorities

614

Bracknell Forest

190

210

170

220

180

275

320

816

Brighton and Hove

510

605

575

605

635

625

635

803

Isle of Wight

410

350

390

450

545

365

515

821

Medway Towns

460

480

345

475

360

650

570

613

Milton Keynes

30

280

290

355

320

350

390

813

Portsmouth

375

405

450

450

480

430

450

616

Reading

285

350

360

435

365

380

340

617

Slough

255

300

275

280

300

330

315

814

Southampton

485

455

460

535

500

500

535

615

West Berkshire

300

305

290

300

340

365

360

618

Windsor and Maidenhead

210

260

315

350

350

425

315

619

Wokingham

395

320

380

360

385

410

415

‘—’ = Missing data

1 Data include clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights.

2 Guidance was re-stated in 2004-05 figures previous from years are not comparable.

3 Five or less (or less than 50 for national and regional totals).

Notes:

1. The England totals are estimates.

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.

Source:

RAP proforma P1