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Community Care Statistics, Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care for Adults - England, 2006-07

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Official statistics
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Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2007

Summary

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; the exception of some waiting times data and information around carers that were collected for the first time in 2004-05 and 2005-06 respectively and the age split of clients receiving services by ethnicity in 2006-07.

Key facts

  • 2.04 million contacts from new clients were made to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities in England in 2006-07, relatively unchanged from 2005-06
  • 1.04 million of these contacts (51per cent) resulted in further assessment of need or the commissioning of ongoing service and 998,000 (49 per cent) contacts were attended to solely at or near the point of contact
  • approximately 650,000 new clients had their first assessment completed during 2006-07, relatively unchanged from 2005-06
  • during 2006-07, approximately 1.77 million clients received services provided, purchased, or supported by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities following a community care assessment. This is a rise of 1 per cent since 2005-06
  • community-based services were provided to about 1.52 million clients during the year, accounting for 86 per cent of all clients receiving services
  • an estimated 1.23 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 353,000 carers assessed or reviewed, an estimated 315,000 carers (89 per cent) received a service following a carers assessment or review. Of these, 56 per cent received carer specific' services, and 44 per cent received information only.

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