HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c129W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care home places were available in Sussex in each of the last six years, broken down by(a) local authority run, (b) independent private and (c) independent charity and other not for profit organisation. [134777]

Dr. Ladyman

The table shows the number of care home places by type of accommodation available in Sussex as at 31 March for the years 1998 to 2001.

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

Table: Number of care home places in Sussex1 by type of

accommodation, 31 March 1998 to 2001

Rounded Data
Residential homes Nursing homes


Private Voluntary Small2 Independent
Sussex ;
2001 1,500 11,605 3,645 775 8,310
2000 1,520 12,770 3,175 785 8,705
1999 1,605 13,030 3,140 815 8,945
1998 1,840 12,700 3,485 790 9,235
1Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex local authorities and East Sussex and West Sussex health authorities
2Independent registered care homes with less than four places


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