Skip to main content

Health Services: Elderly

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many elderly people have received services under the quality care and support system in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years. (250555)

Information about the number of elderly people who have received services under the quality care and support system in Hemel Hempstead in each of the last five years is not available.

However, the NHS Information Centre for health and social care collects and publishes information on the number of people receiving local authority funded social care in a domiciliary or residential setting in England. Information is collected from Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). Data are not collected centrally at constituency level.

The following table shows the number of individuals in Hertfordshire aged 65 and over who received domiciliary or residential care funded wholly or in part by councils with adult social services responsibilities as at 31 March of each year.

Number of people aged 65 and over receiving care funded wholly or in part by councils with adult social services responsibilities as at 31 March, England

Hertfordshire (rounded numbers)

2004

Domiciliary care

1

Residential care2,3,4,5

4,035

2005

Domiciliary care

9,900

Residential care2,3,4,5

3,950

2006

Domiciliary care

8,840

Residential care2,3,4,5

3,480

2007

Domiciliary care

11,535

Residential care2,3,4,5

3,505

20086

Domiciliary care

13,015

Residential care2,3,4,5

3,520

1 Not available. Data for 31 March 2004 are not comparable to future years as guidance was restated for the 2004-05 collection.

2 Data include clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights.

3 Data include Boyd loophole residents.

4 Includes nursing care.

5 Excludes other, unstaffed homes and adult placements.

6 Data for 2007-08 are provisional.

Source:

RAP from P2s and SR1 form Table S4.