Home Care Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average price paid for home care per hour is in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Digital data on the average hourly rate for home care services funded by local authorities shows in 2017/18 the average hourly rate paid to external providers of home care services commissioned by local authorities in England was £16.04.

In 2017/18 the average hourly rate paid to external providers of home care services commissioned by local authorities in the West Midlands was £14.96.

Source:

NHS Digital, Adult Social Care Finance Return 2017/18, Table 49 – Unit costs, average weighted standard hourly rate for the provision of home care by activity provision, year on year comparison, 2016-17 and 2017-18

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report/2017-18

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