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Learning Disability: Social Services

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much income each local authority received in (a) fees and charges and (b) charges only from services for adults with a learning disability expressed as a percentage of total expenditure on such services over the last five years; and what such total expenditure was over this period. (221531)

Data on fee and charges only and charges only is not collected centrally. However, data on sales, fees and charges is available.

A table which shows the gross expenditure and the sales, fees and charges of clients age 18-64 with learning disabilities as a percentage of gross expenditure on that client group from 2002-03 to 2006-07 has been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability under 65 years was for the last 10 years for each local authority for (a) assessment and care management, (b) nursing home placements, (c) residential care home placements, (d) supported and other accommodation, (e) direct payments, (f) home care, (g) day care, (h) equipment and adaptations, (i) meals and (j) remaining services. (221538)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability over 65 years was for the last year for which figures are available, (a) excluding and (b) including expenditure on the Supporting People initiative. (221539)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many assessment reviews have been carried out for people with a learning disability in each local authority over the last 10 years; and what the outcome of such assessments were in each case; (221542)

(2) how many first time service assessments have been carried out for people with a learning disability in each local authority area in the last 10 years; and what the outcome of such assessments were in each case.

Information has been placed in the Library.

In 2003-04 an assessment was re-defined as the first assessment for a new client. In the years prior to 2003-04 an assessment included the re-assessment or unscheduled review of need of a current service user. A review prior to 2003-04 was defined as an examination of the client's needs and services at or by a pre-determined date.

Therefore data from 2003-04 onwards is not comparable with previous years.