Domiciliary Care

Health written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the availability of care packages for maintaining elderly people in their own homes.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The table shows the estimated number of adults aged 65 and over receiving community based services in England for the years 2000–01 to 2002–03. Community based services includes day care, meals, respite care, direct payments, professional support, transport and equipment as well as home care.

Estimated number of adults aged 65 and over receiving community based services(26) in England 2000–01 to 2002–03
Rounded number
2000–01 925,000
2001–02 972,000
2002–03(27) 988,000

(26) Community based services includes day care, meals, respite care, direct payments, professional support, transport and equipment as well as home care.

(27) The 2002–03 data excludes about 1,000 clients formerly in the receipt of preserved rights i.e. clients who were formally in receipt of higher rates of income under the DWP preserved rights scheme.

Source:

RAP form PI.

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