HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc592-3W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) residential care home and (b) nursing home places were available in (i) Lancashire and (ii) Chorley in each of the last five years, broken down by (A) local authority homes, (B) private sector homes and (C) charity and non-profit homes. [135804]

Dr. Ladyman

The table shows the number of care home places by type of accommodation available in Lancashire as at 31 March for the years 1998 to 2001. Data below local authority and health authority level is not available.

Figures for later years have been collected by the National Care Standards Commission but comparable details broken down by authority are not available.

Number of care home places in Lancashire1 by type of accommodation 31 March 1998 to 2001
Rounded data
Residential homes Nursing homes
LA Private Voluntary Small2 Independent
1998 2,850 10,985 1,080 550 7,555
1999 2,600 11,140 1,080 570 7,315
2000 2,550 11,275 1,045 580 6,930
2001 2,345 11,065 1,035 590 6,185
1 For residential care Lancashire has been interpreted as Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool for 1999 onwards; for 1998 it covered Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool. For nursing care it has been defined as South, East and Northwest Lancashire health authorities.
2 Independent registered care homes with less than four places.


RA and RH(N) form A.