Care Homes: Fees and Charges

Health written question – answered on 23rd November 2010.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Conservative, Romsey and Southampton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost per resident per week of residential care in local authority-owned care homes in (a) Hampshire and (b) Southampton in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

Data on local authority expenditure and unit costs on state-funded social care for 2008-09 were collected and published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

We are informed by the Information Centre that, in 2008-09, the average cost per resident per week of residential care in local authority owned residential care homes was £894 in Hampshire and £928 in Southampton.

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