Social Services: Oxfordshire

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been made in Oxfordshire under the National Assistance Act 1948 by people without resources to meet their requirements or whose resources must be supplemented in order to meet their requirements in the last five years.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on the number of adult social care clients receiving council-funded services, including residential and domiciliary care, is collected by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

The HSCIC has provided the available information for Oxfordshire county council over the five years 2008-09 to 2012-13. This is shown in the following table:

Type of service 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Residential care 1,350 1,245 1,155 1,170 1,120
Domiciliary care          
Of which:          
Home care 4,625 5,010 3,675 3,125 2,820
Day care 1,880 1,820 1,680 750 630
Meals 465 330 295 175 155
Short term residential care (not respite) 0 0 0 0 0
Direct payments 925 - 1,040 1,400 1,530
Existing/new direct payments and personal budgets - 1,050 - - -
Professional support 12,485 12,315 5,750 1,760 1,275
Equipment and adaptations 1,000 1,305 1,270 875 865
Other 1,125 1,045 2,285 505 445
Notes: 1. Data relate to adults 18 and over. 2. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 5. 3. All data are published and final. 4. The ‘Existing/new direct payments and personal budgets’ columns in return P2f was introduced in 2009-10 to capture personal budgets and reverted back to direct payments in 2010-11. Service users who were receiving council commissioned services via a personal budget or direct payment were only included under this heading and not under the specific service received. Sources: Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care (RAP) returns, tables P1 and P2f.

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