Social Care: Expenditure

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £648 million allocated for local authority spending on social care that also benefits health in 2011-12 was spent on (1) prevention services, (2) communicating equipment and adaptations, (3) telecare, (4) crisis response services, (5) maintaining eligibility criteria, (6) re-ablement, and (7) mental health.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The department collected information from primary care trusts in September 2011 to understand how the £648 million transfer was progressing and on which services it was being used. The information suggests that the money is being used on a wide range of services. A full breakdown of this can be found in the National Health Service publication The Quarter: Quarter 2, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.

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