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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 102670, tabled on 12 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the number of adults under 65 using social care.

Answered on

20 January 2022

At the end of 2020/21, there were 256,215 clients aged 18 to 64 years old in receipt of local authority commissioned long-term care.

While an end of year figure for those receiving short-term care is not held, there were 25,965 clients aged 18 to 64 years old who received short-term care to maximise independence during 2020/21. This is defined as episodes of support provided that are intended to be time-limited, to maximise the independence of the individual and reduce or eliminate their need for ongoing support by local authorities. Data on the number of people in this group are not collected at a national level.