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Social Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 219191, tabled on 17 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change was in expenditure per head of population aged 65 and over on adult social care services in each English local authority in 2009-10 and 2013-14.

Answered on

5 January 2015

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

Local authorities in England spent £6.7 billion on social care for people aged over 65 and over in 2013-14, compared with £7.4 billion in 2009-10. In 2013-14 the National Health Service transferred £859 million to social care but we are unable to include this investment in the overall spending figure as we do not hold information on how much of it was spent on people aged 65 and over.

The attached table provides a breakdown of expenditure on social care per head of population aged 65 and over broken down by local authority in 2009-10 and 2013-14. The table also details the percentage change and actual change between those two financial years. The figures do not include NHS transfer funding.

Original answer

Data on expenditure per head of population aged 65 and over on adult social care services is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The attached table provides the net current expenditure per head of population who receive adult social care aged 65 and over, broken down by local authority and year. The last column shows the percentage change between 2009-10 and 2013-14.

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