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Community Care Statistics, Grant-funded services for adults - England, 2010-11

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date Range:
01 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011


This report presents information on the number of people who are helped to live more independently in their own homes as a result of schemes provided by voluntary and other organisations in the independent sector, through grants from Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England. The schemes included in the Grant Funded Services return (GFS1) provide services that do not form part of a formal care package agreed by the council, but which are nevertheless funded with grants from social services and other council budgets.

The information was collected during a survey week between the start of October and the end of November 2010. Organisations were requested to return information on all adults aged 18 and over who had received person-centred services during the survey week. They were also asked to provide details of the funding given to schemes during the financial year 2010-11, and whether it was sourced from social services budgets or other council budgets. The reported estimates of people helped are derived from the actual numbers of people helped by each scheme in the survey week, the proportion of each scheme's cost that is provided by the council and the proportion of this money that originates from social services budgets. These data are the fifth set collected since the inauguration of GFS1 in 2006/07 and the second year for which comparisons can be made with the previous year. However, due to changes in the inclusion criteria for grant funded schemes provided by organisations that occurred in the 2008-09 collection year, comparisons have not and should not be made with GFS1 data from years prior to this period.

Key Facts

  • In 2010-11, an estimated 350,900 adults received person-centred services during the survey week operated by organisations grant funded from CASSR social services budgets in England. This is an increase of 4 per cent from 336,400 in 2009-10 compared to a fall of less than 1 per cent from 336,900 between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
  • Fifty one per cent of those receiving person-centred services were aged 65 and over, 23 per cent were aged 18-64, 20 per cent were designated as carers (of adults aged 18 and over) and 5 per cent were recorded as others (percentages do not sum to 100 per cent due to rounding).
  • A total of 8,270 qualifying schemes received funding from CASSRs in 2010-11, a decrease of 3 per cent from 8,490 in 2009-10 while the total number of qualifying schemes decreased by 4 per cent from 8,860 between 2008-09 and 2009-10. Of the 8,270 qualifying schemes, 7,825 (95 per cent) received some element of their funding from social services budgets. From the 7,825 schemes funded from social services budgets, 7,610 schemes were accessed by at least one person of a given client type.
  • The mean number of schemes funded by CASSRs through social services budgets was 51, while the median number was 35. Although the highest number of schemes reported by a CASSR was 247, only 11 per cent of CASSRs funded over 100 schemes.
  • Around £317.5 million of social services funding was granted to schemes accessed by at least one person of a given client type in 2010-11. In addition, around £23.4 million was granted from other council budgets resulting in total funding from all council budgets of £340.9 million. This is an increase of 3 per cent from £332.3 million in 2009-10 compared to an increase of 1 per cent from £328.9 million between 2008-09 and 2009-10.


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