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Community Care Statistics, Supported residents (adults) - England, 2007

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date Range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2007


This report has information on residential and nursing care placements funded by councils. It shows how patterns of care differ by client group and by age. It reports on residential care funded by councils and delivered by both councils and the independent sector. This report includes analysis of the Public Service Agreement (PSA) target which relates to older people being supported intensively in their own home as an alternative to residential care. This information is also used by the Commission for Social Care Inspection to monitor the performance of social services across councils.

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ISBN Reference:978-1-84636-169-2

Additional information

The council tables.xls contains the following:

  • S1:Council Supported Residents at 31 March by type of accommodation and client group, 2003 to 2007
  • S2:Council Supported Residents Permanent and Temporary Admissions by type of accommodation and client group in 2006-07
  • S3:Council Supported Residents at 31 March 2007 by type of accommodation
  • S4:Council Supported Residents in CSSR and registered staffed care homes at 31 March 2007 (excludes other accommodation and adult placements)
  • S5:Council Supported Residents in PERMANENT Residential and Nursing care by age group and type of care
  • S6:Council Supported Residents in TEMPORARY Residential and Nursing care by age group and type of care
  • S7.1:Council Supported Admissions in PERMANENT residential and nursing care by client group and type of care
  • S7.2:Council Supported Transfers from TEMPORARY to PERMANENT care by age group and type of care
  • S7.3:Council Supported Transfers to PERMANENT Residential care from PERMANENT Nursing care and vice versa by age group and type of care
  • S8:Council Supported Admissions in Temporary Residential and Nursing care by client group and type of care
  • S9:Council Supported Admissions to Residential and Nursing care by type of stay, type of care and age
  • S10:Residents supported outside the CSSR area at 31 March 2007 for all ages by type of care and client group
  • S11:Number and admissions of Adult Placements
  • P1: Comparison of PSA value1 on intensive home care as an alternative to residential accommodation 2005-06 to 2006-07.

This publication has been revised on 12th June 2009 due to an error found in the calculations used to estimate data. Councils now have missing data where they have not been able to supply information and the England totals have been adjusted. This mainly affects Chapter 4 - Admissions and Transfers and Chapter 5 - Out of Area Placements.

Key Facts

Supported Residents

  • at 31 March 2007 there were a total of 250,200 permanent and temporary supported residents, a decrease of 3 per cent since last year
  • numbers of supported residents in CSSR staffed homes have declined by almost a third since 2003, with a 6 per cent fall from March 2006 to March 2007. Excluding other registered homes and adult placements, 90 per cent of supported residents are now in independent sector homes, compared to 88 per cent in 2003 and 20 per cent in 1993
  • Of the 247,300 supported residents in registered accommodation, 77 per cent of all supported residents were aged 65 and over (191,200). The number of residents aged 65 or over in residential and nursing care homes has fallen by over 4 per cent in the last year and almost 12 per cent since 2003
  • Since 2003 the number of people aged 18-64 with mental health problems in independent residential homes decreased by 9 per cent to 8,700 in 2007. The corresponding number of residents in independent nursing homes fell by 14 per cent over the same period to 2,200 in 2007.

Progress towards the PSA target

  • the national PSA value on intensive home care has continued to rise, increasing to 35.1 per cent in 2006-07. This is an increase of 1.3 percentage points from 2005-06. This has exceeded the March 2008 target of 34 per cent one year early. Locally there is variation with 86 (57 per cent) of councils achieving the target of 34 per cent
  • the rise in the PSA value is due in part to the increasing number of households receiving intensive home care. In September 2006 100,100 households received an intensive home care service, a rise of 2 per cent from the same period in 2005.


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