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This publication contains data taken from the Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA) return to provide information regarding the number and associated £ value of Adult Social Care Deferred Payment Agreements in England for 2020-21.
This report contains aggregate information submitted by all 151 Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
New DPAs agreed
There were 2,605 new DPAs agreed during the year. The total value of the new DPAs agreed was £47.0 million.
DPAs ended and written off
There were 45 DPAs that had ended during 2020-21 and were written-off. The total value written-off for these DPAs was £1.7 million.
£91.0 million was fully recovered from DPAs ending in 2020-21. This total value related to 2,710 DPAs.
The total number of outstanding DPAs as at 31 March 2021 was 6,435, the total value of which was £237.0 million.
Types of new DPAs
Around 1 in 4 new DPAs (by number) resulted in the customer paying the care provider for their care and the LA loaning them the cost of care in instalments (loan type).
Types of outstanding DPAs
Around 1 in 5 outstanding DPAs (by number) resulted in the customer paying the care provider for their care and the LA loaning them the cost of care in instalments (loan type). The remainder were traditional DPAs where the LA will pay the care home directly and will defer part of the charge against the value of the property.