asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many staff are supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities in residential care in the United Kingdom; and
How many staff are supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities in day services in the United Kingdom.
Data on the numbers of staff in the independent sector supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities are not available centrally.
Data on the numbers of staff supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities in residential care and day services for Northern Ireland are not available centrally.
Staff working in the learning disability teams and programmes of care cannot be broken down into residential and day services. Information has been provided for staff (social services staff, nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff and medical staff) working in these departments by health and social services (HSS) trust. Only departments with learning disability in their title have been included. The information is as at
|North & West Belfast HSS Trust||143||132.47|
|Armagh & Dungannon HSS Trust||219||203.93|
|Foyle Community HSS Trust||120||117.99|
|South & East Belfast HSS Trust||78||72.28|
|Ulster Community & Hospitals HSS Trust||56||51.47|
|Down Lisburn HSS Trust||91||76.22|
|Causeway HSS Trust||17||14.07|
|Homefirst Community HSS Trust||11||9.60|
|Craigavon & Banbridge Community HSS Trust||22||17.92|
|Green Park Healthcare HSS Trust||18||16.10|
|Newry & Mourne HSS Trust||4||2.90|
This includes figures for social services staff, nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff and medical staff.
Bank staff who cover for staffing shortfalls and fluctuating workloads in order to maintain service delivery have been removed from these figures. Home helps have been removed due to their variable working patterns. Student nurses have also been removed.
Whole time equivalent.
Information for Scotland and Wales are the responsibility of the devolved administrations.