Please note: Certification data is published by Public Health England annually and has been rounded to the nearest five for consistency. The most recent data are 2018-19. Registration data is collected on a triennial basis by NHS Digital.
Source: SSDA902 Collection, NHS Digital and PHOF
In 2016/17, the latest comparable point, 87.9% of people with a CVI were registered with their Local Authority. Although still relatively high, this has dropped from 92.1% in 2013/14 when both data sets were last previously comparable.
As seen in Table 3, the number in the 75 and over age band accounts for approximately two thirds of all new registrations. The fact that not everyone chooses to register, along with the reduction in new registrations for this age band, could be linked to factors such as the benefits associated with registering which include
- a half-price TV Licence
- help with your Council Tax bill
- leisure discounts
- free public transport.
Many of these are universally available to those aged 75 and over, regardless of disability, therefore they may be of less interest to this section of the population.