This report contains provisional information on the money spent on adult social care by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSR) during 2010-11. One council did not submit data in time for inclusion in this report, but their expenditure data has been estimated to produce national level figures. However no activity data has been estimated so no national level activity or unit cost data is shown in this provisional report. Final data for 2010-11 is expected to be published in March 2012 and will include estimates for any missing expenditure or activity data so that unit cost data can be made available at national level. Gross current expenditure has been quoted within this summary unless otherwise stated.
Personal Social Services expenditure and unit costs - England, 2010-2011, Provisional release
This is part of Personal Social Services: Expenditure and Unit CostsOfficial statistics, National statistics
- Publication date:
- 30 Nov 2011
- Geographic coverage:
- Geographical granularity:
- Country, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
- Date range:
- 01 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011
Main Overall Findings
- Councils have reported an increase in Adult Social Service spend from £16.8 billion in 2009-10 to £17.0 billion in 2010-11, this is approximately a 1 per cent rise in cash terms but a decrease of 2 per cent in real terms.
- Over a longer term, this represents a real term increase of 4 per cent since 2005-06 and 36 per cent over the 10 years from 2000-01.
Type of Service User
- Expenditure on Older People (aged 65 and over) continues to make up the majority of the total adult expenditure although the percentage has decreased from 58 per cent in 2005-06 to 55 per cent in 2010-11. This has decreased by one percentage point from 2009-10.
- The actual expenditure on older people has remained constant at £9.4m since 2009-10 but this represents a fall of 3 per cent in real terms.
- Expenditure on adults aged 18-64 with a Learning Disability has increased from £4.0 billion in 2009-10 to £4.2 billion in 2010-11 (up 5 per cent in cash terms and 2 per cent in real terms).
Type of Service
- Expenditure on Residential Care has decreased from £7.3 billion in 2009-10 to £7.2 billion in 2010-11 (down 1 per cent in cash terms and down 4 per cent in real terms).
- Expenditure on Day/Domiciliary (non-Residential) care spend has increased from £7.5 billion in 2009-10 to £7.8 billion in 2010-11 (up 4 per cent in cash terms and 1 per cent in real terms).
- Expenditure on Direct Payments for adults was £957 million in 2010-11. This is an increase of 18 per cent in cash terms and 14 per cent in real terms from 2009-10. The percentage of gross expenditure used for direct payments for adults is increasing and equates to 6 per cent of the overall gross current expenditure in 2010-11 compared to 5 per cent in 2009-10.
- Grants for adults (excluding carers) amounted to £310 million in 2010-11 which was an increase of 5 per cent in cash terms and 2 per cent in real terms since 2009-10. Grants as a proportion of "provision by others" remained unchanged at 2 per cent.
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National level information is provided in this report; data at a regional and CASSR level is available via the National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) online analytical processor, within the PSSEX tables.
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