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Social Services: Eastbourne

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people received local authority-funded long-term care services in (a) their own homes and (b) care homes in Eastbourne constituency in each year since the Fair Access to Care Services criteria were introduced. (231848)

The information requested is only available for local authorities with adult social services responsibilities and not for parliamentary constituencies.

The following table shows the number of adults aged 18 and over in East Sussex county council area receiving community based services within their own home and residential care from 2003, when the Fair Access to Care Services criteria were introduced, to 2008. All figures are inclusive of Eastbourne constituency.

Community based services data for 2008 is provisional. Fully validated data will be published in February 2009.

Number of adults aged 18 and over receiving community based services and residential care in East Sussex, 2003 to 2008

Rounded number

As at 31 March

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Community based services1

9,540

29,330

9,270

9,130

9,875

310,065

Residential care

3,785

3,660

3,420

3,390

3,475

3,550

1 Community based services include home care, day care, meals, overnight respite (not in the client's home), short term residential care (not respite), direct payments, professional support, equipment and adaptations and other community based care provided by the council.

2 Data on the number of people receiving community based services from 2004-05 is not comparable to previous years. In 2004-05 restated guidance was issued to exclude people receiving services from grant funded organisations who had not had a community care assessment.

3 Provisional data.

Source:

RAP, Table P2s and SRI, Table S3