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Home Care Services: Birmingham

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people aged 65 years or over in Birmingham received assistance to live at home in each year since 1997; and how much funding was provided for such purposes in each of those years. (321569)

The NHS Information Centre for health and social care collects information on the number of people aged 65 and over in receipt of local authority funded community based services and the expenditure on these services. Reliable data about numbers of people receiving community-based services are only available from 2001-02. Information about expenditure on services is only available from 2000-01.

Table 1 shows the number of adults—aged 65 and over—in receipt of community based services from Birmingham city council as at 31 March for the years 2001-02 to 2004-05 and the total gross current expenditure on community based services for adults—aged 65 and over—for the financial years 2000-01 to 2004-05.

Table 1

Number aged 65 or over in receipt of community-based services1

Population aged 65 or over2

Number aged 65 and over helped to live at home per 1,000 population1

Expenditure3 (£000)

2000-01

46,082

2001-02

13,500

141,900

95

47,597

2002-03

11,500

141,600

81

41,110

2003-04

10,600

140,600

76

47,113

2004-05

8,500

139,600

61

47,197

1 As at 31 March each year. Community based services/helped to live at home includes planned short breaks, professional support, transport and equipment and adaptations, in addition to home care, day care and meals services. The definition of people aged 65 and over is taken to be the same as the earlier Performance Assessment Framework Indicator AO/C32: Older people helped to live at home (BVPI 54).

2 Mid year population estimates provided by the Office for National Statistics.

3 Expenditure data are for the full financial year.

Sources:

RAP P2s and PSS EX1 returns.

In 2004-05, revised guidance was issued, excluding from the statistics people receiving services from grant-funded organisations who had not had a community care assessment. As a result, data on the number helped to live at home from that time onwards are not comparable to data from previous years.

Table 2 shows the number of adults—aged 65 and over—in receipt of community based services from Birmingham city council as at 31 March for the years 2005-06 to 2008-09 and the total gross current expenditure on community based services for adults—aged 65 and over—for the financial years 2005-06 to 2008-09.

Table 2

Number aged 65 or over in receipt of community-based services1

Population aged 65 or over2

Number aged 65 and over helped to live at home per 1,000 population1

Expenditure3 (£000)

2005-06

8,200

138,700

59

54,145

2006-07

9,200

137,400

67

60,608

2007-08

7,700

135,600

56

59,813

2008-094

7,000

136,400

52

82,876

1 As at 31 March each year. Community based services/helped to live at home includes planned short breaks, professional support, transport and equipment and adaptations, in addition to home care, day care and meals services. The definition of people aged 65 and over is taken to be the same as the earlier Performance Assessment Framework Indicator AO/C32: Older people helped to live at home (BVPI 54).

2 Mid year population estimates provided by the Office for National Statistics.

3 Expenditure data are for the full financial year.

4 2008-09 data are provisional.

Sources:

RAP P2s and PSS EX1 returns.