To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes in (a) England and (b) Leicester are operated by (i) local authorities and (ii) private enterprises; and what estimate he has made of the number of persons over 60 years old resident in each category of home.
|Ownership type||Leicester city council||England|
|National health service||—||193|
|Note: Services include care and nursing homes inspected against the national minimum standards for care homes for older people (aged 65 or over) and care homes for younger adults (aged 18-64). Source: CQC registration and inspection database. Data as at 8 April 2009.|
Information on the total numbers of residents, those aged over 60 and those whose care is privately funded in care homes is not collected centrally.
Information about the number of people aged 65 and over in residential care, funded fully or in part by councils with adult social services responsibilities, is collected by the NHS information centre for health and social care. This information is shown in the following table.
|Council supported residents aged 65 and over at 31 March 2008|
|Area||Residential care homes||Independent nursing homes|
|Leicester city council||300||700||200|
|Note: Figures exclude unstaffed homes and adult placements. Source: NHS Information Centre.|