Carers

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Labour, Leicester West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) longest wait was for a carers' assessment after an initial request was made since the introduction of the Carers Act 2014.

Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Labour, Leicester West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are currently on the waiting list for a carers' assessment.

Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Labour, Leicester West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received a carers' assessment since the introduction of the Carers Act 2014.

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

There is no central collection of data on the average and longest wait for a carer’s assessment after an initial request was made since the introduction of the Carers Act 2014. Nor is data collected centrally on the number of people currently on the waiting list for a carer’s assessment.

Data on the number of carers assessed during the financial year 2014-15 by local authority is attached. It should be noted that these figures include both joint and separate assessments from the cared for person. The source for this data is Short and Long Term Support (SALT), England 2014-15. This return is collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Link to SALT:

http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB18663

Number of carers assessed 2014/15 (Excel SpreadSheet, 21.59 KB)

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