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Sheltered Housing and Care Homes

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people resident in (a) sheltered accommodation and (b) care homes in each year since 1997. (316031)

Estimates of the number of people living in sheltered accommodation in England for each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08 are provided in Table 1. These estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing.

Table 1: Individuals in sheltered accommodation, England

Number

1997-98

630,000

1998-99

590,000

1999-2000

650,000

2000-01

560,000

2001-02

570,000

2002-03

500,000

2003-04

530,000

2004-05

520,000

2005-06

610,000

2006-07

570,000

2007-08

610,000

Source: Survey of English Housing.

Communities and Local Government does not collect data on the number of people in care homes. Data on the number of adults (aged 18 and over) in local authority funded residential and nursing care are collected and published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

Data on the number of self-funded residents or residents supported by means other than support by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) are not collected centrally.

Table 2 shows the numbers of adults aged 18 and over in local authority funded residential and nursing care as at 31 March for the years 1997 to 2009. The data for 2009 are provisional; final data are expected to be published in spring 2010.

Table 2: The total1 number of clients aged 18 and over in receipt of local authority funded residential or nursing care as at 31 March

Year (at 31 March)

Total of all supported residents, England

1997

242,100

1998

255,500

1999

260,700

2000

265,400

2001

261,800

2002

264,800

20032

284,100

20042, 3

278,000

20052, 3

266,200

20062, 3

259,200

20072, 3

250,200

20082, 3

239,100

20092, 3, 4

233,900

1 This includes social care funded clients in voluntary and private registered residential, general and mental health nursing homes, unstaffed homes and adult placements. 2 Includes clients formerly in receipt of preserved rights. 3 Includes Boyd loophole residents. 4 Data for 2009 are provisional and sourced from the Adult Social Care—Combined Activity Return (ASC-CAR). Sources: 1. Supported Residents (SR)1 Table S1. 2. ASC-CAR Table S1.