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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Community Care Statistics, Referrals, assessments and packages of care for adults - England, 2006, National report and CSSR tables

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date Range:
01 Apr 2005 to 31 Mar 2006


This national report follows-up the national summary that was published on 15 December 2006. It contains detailed information at council level in the Excel spreadsheets below.

Please note a correction was made to the C2.1 table on 30th September 2008, where previously the learning disability and mental health figures were swapped around.

If you need more specific breakdowns of the data, have queries or would like to cite information contained within the report, please contact us at or 0845 300 6016

Key Facts

  • An estimated 2 million contacts from new clients were made to CSSRs in England in 2005-06, an increase of 79,000 (4 per cent) from 2004-05.
  • There were an estimated 651,000 new clients for whom the first assessment was completed during 2005-06. This number is very similar to that in 2004-05.
  • An estimated 1.75 million clients were receiving services during 2005-06, a rise of 2 per cent since 2004-05.
  • 37,000 adults received direct payments during the year, a rise of over 50 per cent from 24,000 in 2004-05.
  • In respect of waiting times around 29 per cent of all new older clients aged 65 and over had their assessment completed within 2 days of first contact, 59 per cent were assessed within 2 weeks and 75 per cent were completed within 4 weeks. This is an increase on the 2004-05 figure of 70 per cent complete within 4 weeks.
  • Around three quarters (76 per cent) of new clients aged 65 and over had received all services specified in their care plan within 2 weeks of their completed assessment with 87 per cent waiting up to 4 weeks . This shows a year-on-year improvement since 2003-04.
  • Around 388,000 carers were offered an assessment or review between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006, of which 339,000 (87 per cent) were taken up. Around 91,000 of these carers were assessed or reviewed separately from the client they care for.
  • Of the 339,000 carers were assessed or reviewed, an estimated 284,000 carers (84 per cent) received a service following a carers assessment or review compared to 74 per cent in 2004-05.


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