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Elderly: Leeds

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of people aged 75 years and over who have a disability or limiting long-term illness in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) the city of Leeds. (295355)

Data on the number of people aged 75 years and over who have a disability or limiting long-term illness are not collected centrally.

Data on the number of people receiving social services funded either fully or partially by councils with adult social services responsibilities (CASSRs) in England are collected and published by the Information Centre for health and social care as part of the Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care (RAP) return. Provisional data for 2008-09 was published in September 2009.

During the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009, the number of adults aged 65 and over with physical disabilities, frailty or a sensory impairment receiving a social care service funded either partly or wholly by their CASSR following a community care assessment by Leeds city council was 10,060.

Data are not centrally available at constituency level.

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care.