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Community Care Statistics, Referrals, assessments and packages of care for adults - England, 2007-08, National report and CASSR tables

National statistics, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Local Authorities
Date Range:
01 Apr 2007 to 31 Mar 2008


The Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care Project (RAP) was developed to provide a coherent set of National Statistics on adult community care. Community care is the process by which requests for social care help made to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) are translated, via assessment and care planning into appropriate services. Most of the information presented has been collected since 2000-01. Some of the waiting times data was collected for the first time in 2004-05, information around carers in 2005-06 and the age split of clients receiving services by ethnicity in 2006-07.

Key Facts

  • an estimated 2.07 million contacts from new clients were made to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England in 2007-08. This figure has shown an increase of 1 per cent from 2.04 million in 2006-07
  • 1.05 million of these contacts (51 per cent) resulted in further assessment of need or the commissioning of ongoing services, and just over a million (49 per cent) contacts were attended to solely at or near the point of contact
  • there were an estimated 661,000 new clients for whom the first assessment was completed during 2007-08. This is an increase of 2 per cent from 650,000 in 2006-07
  • in 2007-08, of the 1.53 million clients receiving community-based services, 577,000 clients received home care; 519,000 clients received equipment and adaptations; 507,000 received professional support (e.g. occupational therapy), 227,000 received day care and 136,000 received meals as a service following assessment. Clients receiving more than one type of community-based service are included for each service received so there will be some double counting
  • an estimated 1.22 million (69 per cent), of those receiving services as part of a package of care following an assessment, were aged 65 and over
  • of the 378,000 carers assessed or reviewed, an estimated 337,000 carers (89 per cent) received a service following a carer's assessment or review. Of these, 62 per cent received 'carer specific' services, and 38 per cent received information only


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