To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residential care beds there were in England in (1) 2005, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015.
22 January 2018
The total number of beds in care homes remains broadly static but high quality care is not just about care home beds. Of those aged 65 and over who need local authority support, 62% are cared for in their own home. The number of home care agencies in England has increased by 55% since 2010 (3,184 more agencies).
The following table shows the number of residential and nursing care home beds in England.
Residential care home beds
Nursing care home beds
End March 2005
End March 2010
1 April 2015
2005: Commission for Social Care Inspection (excludes 178 non-medical care home beds).
2010 onwards: Care Quality Commission (CQC). The 2015 data was calculated from the published CQC Care Directory With Filters which is only available online. Beds in care homes offering both residential and nursing services are treated as nursing beds, as the CQC data does not provide a residential/nursing split within each care home.