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Care Homes

Department of Health written question – answered on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes with (a) a dementia service band and (b) an older people service band there were in (i) England, (ii) the North West and (iii) Lancashire in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), as the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, registers and regulates all providers. We are informed by CQC that, as at 1 March 2015, the information requested was as follows:


Numbers of care homes registered in service bands


Older people




North West



Lancashire County



Source: CQC database as at 1 March 2015


1. Service bands are not mutually exclusive. The number of care homes caring for older people may be higher than the number registered under the “Older people” service band. Care homes may be registered under a service band such as "Dementia" and not under "Older people", even though it is highly likely that they will care for people aged over 65.

2. Data for the North West comprises the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire.

3. Data for Lancashire County comprises:

- Lancashire (which includes districts of West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn)

- Blackburn with Darwen (unitary authority)

- Blackpool (unitary authority)

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