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Care Homes

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the availability of residential care home places in (a) Bexley, (b) London and (c) England. (225924)

We were informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that the total numbers of residential care homes and places, as at 10 September 2008, were as shown in the following table. It should be noted that the figures shown are the total number of registered homes and places on the date shown. Information on occupancy levels and vacancy rates in care homes is not collected centrally.

Numbers of care homes and registered places

Area

All care homes

Registered places

England

18,464

450,210

London

1,978

39,916

Bexley

36

1,069

Source:

CSCI registration and inspection database