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Carers: Derbyshire

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many carers are registered in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire. (294762)

Carers may register with a range of organisations for different purposes—there is no single register as such.

The number of carers who care for a person aged 18 and over who are offered a carer’s assessment or review during the year (1 April to 31 March) is collected annually from councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities on the Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care returns. Provisional data for 2008-09 were published in September.

8,700 carers in Derbyshire county council and 1,700 carers in Derby unitary authority were offered an assessment or review in 2008-09.