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Care Homes

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) registered care home and (b) nursing home places there were in the current year and in each of the previous five years.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. The CQC has provided the following information.

Number of active care homes and number of beds1 at the end of the previous five fiscal years and as at 2 March 2016.

Number of Active Care Homes

Total Number of Active Care Homes

Number of Care Home Beds

Total Number of Care Home Beds

Date

Nursing Home

Residential Home

Nursing Home

Residential Home

31 March 2011

4,365

12,567

16,932

203,477

236,197

439,674

31 March 2012

4,654

13,161

17,815

217,266

250,143

467,409

31 March 2013

4,667

12,853

17,520

220,055

245,577

465,632

31 March 2014

4,683

12,667

17,350

222,158

243,547

465,705

31 March 2015

4,698

12,382

17,080

224,751

239,363

464,114

02 March 2016

4,637

12,133

16,770

223,899

237,258

461,157

1Number of beds is as at date of data extraction, or date of deactivation if care home inactive at the date of data extraction.

Source: For data relating to the 2015-2016 fiscal year and Care Standards Act summary: CQC database at 2 March 2016. For data relating to previous fiscal years: CQC database as at 7 April 2015.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 a single care home can have both service types of care home service with nursing and care home service without nursing. In this case, it is classified in this table as a nursing home.

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