Health written question – answered on 25th February 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Labour, South Thanet

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds in the form of (a) revenue payments, (b) capital grants and (c) supported borrowing for which his Department is responsible have been made available to (i) Kent county council, (ii) Thanet district council and (iii) Dover district council in 2007-08.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

No grants have been made from the Department to district councils (Thanet district council and Dover district council). The following table lists the funds, separated into revenue payments, capital grants and supported borrowing, provided by the Department to Kent county council in 2007-08. Local authorities (LAs) were notified of these grants through relevant LA social services letters and circulars.

Kent 2007-08
£ million
Revenue Funding
Access and Systems Capacity 13.386
AIDS support 0.182
Child and adolescent mental health services grant 1.780
Carers grant 4.353
Emergency respite care (additional to carers grant) 0.588
Commission for Social Care inspection reimbursement grant 0.017
Delayed discharges 2.477
Human resources development strategy 1.082
Mental health grant 2.870
National training strategy 2.335
Partnerships for older people pilots 1.500
Preserved rights grant 12.217
Preventative technology grant 1.245
Mental Capacity Act training 0.102
Independent mental capacity advocate 0.153
Mental Capacity Act general 0.089
Local involvement networks 0.010
The National Healthy Schools Programme(1, 2) 0.261
Total 44.648
Capital Grants
Improving information management 0.479
Dignity in care 1.895
Total 2.374
Supported Borrowing
Adults social care 0.816
Mental Health 0.382
Total 1.198
Notes: 1. The National Healthy Schools Programme is delivered through the Standards Fund, for which the Department of Health provides the majority of funding but the Department for Children, Schools and Families also contributes. 2. The funding is to local healthy schools partnerships, so is to be shared by LAs with partner primary care trusts.

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Ian Sandeman
Posted on 26 Feb 2008 7:14 pm (Report this annotation)

Did any Carers in Kent actually get money from the Carers Grant?