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Community Care Statistics, Supported residents (adults) - England, 2008

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


This statistical report presents information on residential and nursing care placements funded by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). The information used within this publication is collected on the annual SR1 form as at 31 March. The figures on Supported Residents are for adults only. It is useful to consider the statistics in this report alongside statistics on day and domiciliary services provided to people based in the community (see section on related publications). This report also 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.

Key Facts

  • at 31 March 2008 there were a total of 239,100 permanent and temporary supported residents, a decrease of 4 per cent since last year
  • of the total number of supported residents, 62 per cent were in independent residential homes, 27 per cent in independent nursing homes, 9 per cent in CASSR staffed homes and 1 per cent in adult placements
  • numbers of supported residents in CASSR staffed homes have declined by almost a third since 2004, with a 9 per cent fall from March 2007 to March 2008. Excluding other registered homes and adult placements, 91 per cent of supported residents are now in independent sector homes, compared to 88 per cent in 2004 and 20 per cent in 1993
  • the number of adult placements is 2,900 at 31 March 2008 which is similar to last year
  • of the 236,100 supported residents in registered accommodation, 77 per cent of all supported residents in registered accommodation were aged 65 and over (182,200). The number of residents aged 65 or over in residential and nursing care homes has fallen by 4 per cent in the last year and 14 per cent since 2004
  • since 2004 the number of people aged 18-64 with mental health problems in independent residential homes decreased by 8 per cent to 8,500 in 2008. The corresponding number of residents in independent nursing homes fell by 15 per cent over the same period to 2,000 in 2008
  • the national PSA value on intensive home care has continued to rise, increasing to 36.7 per cent in 2007-08. This is an increase of 1.5 percentage points from 2006-07. This has exceeded the March 2008 target of 34 per cent.
  • 100 (67 per cent) councils are achieving the target of 34 per cent by March 2008.

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.


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