Please be aware of the following when utilising this document. It has come to our attention that a small number of errors exist within the GFS1 2007-08 data set which have an impact on the figures presented within this publication . This mainly affects regional and local level data for the North East and North West regions presented in tables 7 to 14.
The NHS Information Centre apologises for any inconvenience that this may have caused. We will be making corrections to the dataset and publishing revised figures for the Grant Funded Services (GFS) 2007-08 publication later in the Summer. If you have any queries regarding the GFS publications in the meantime please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your patience.
This report collects information on the number of adults receiving person-centred services from organisations in the independent sector funded via grants from Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England.
The information presented in this report was collected using the GFS1 form during the survey week commencing 12 November 2007. If this week could not be used councils were asked to choose an alternative week between 1 September and 30 November 2007.
Organisations were requested to return information on all adults who had received their person-centred services during the survey week. They were also asked to provide details on the amount of funding from social services budgets which was given to the schemes in terms of grants, plus details on other council budgets. The return was concerned with information on adults aged 18 and over.
Comparisons to the previous year could not be made due to changes and clarifications to the guidance.
Please note slight corrections were made to Table 7 on 6th November 2008.