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Social Services: Kent

Question for Department of Health

UIN 33147, tabled on 8 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people receiving social care in (a) Dartford and (b) Kent who are entitled to public funding to support that care.

Answered on

15 April 2016

The Department does not hold this information in the format requested.

Data collected by the Health and Social Care Information Centre indicates that in 2014/15 there were 4,175 local authority supported long term residential and nursing care users aged 65 years and over supported by Kent County Council. This data is not available for the individual district councils in Kent, of which Dartford is one.

The data can be found at:

http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB18663

An internal estimate carried out by the Department in 2012/13 estimated that 48% of people aged 65 and over in residential and nursing care in Kent were receiving local authority support at that time.