Older Person’s Services, Funding and Expenditure

“Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding placements and spending for older person’s social services. Please provide answers on the attached accompanying Excel spreadsheet.

1. Who within the Local Authority, has the commissioning responsibility for adults aged 65+? Please provide their:

Name – Tim Golby

Job title – Joint Associate Director of Commissioning

Telephone number – 01392 383000

E-mail address – tim.golby@devon.gov.uk

2. Please provide the gross total expenditure on older person’s (age 65+) services, as follows, for financial years 2016/17 to 2019/20. Please provide budgeted spend where actual figures are not available:

Gross total expenditure on older person’s (65+) services

Gross total expenditure on residential home placements (65+)

Gross total expenditure on nursing home placements (65+)

Gross total expenditure on domiciliary care/home care (65+)

Commissioned

 

 

Financial Year

Older People Services

£000

Residential

 

£000

Nursing

 

£000

Domiciliary/ Home Care

£000

2016/17 116,617 61,739 17,723 25,944
2017/18 116,700 62,586 18,418 25,484
2018/19 120,371 65,104 19,991 25,412
2019/20 119,343 63,486 19,797 26,073

 In House

 

 

Financial Year

Older People Services

£000

Residential

 

£000

Nursing

 

£000

Domiciliary/ Home Care

£000

2016/17 2,551 2,178 0 68
2017/18 2,393 2,323 0 74
2018/19 2,592 2,510 0 0
2019/20 2,490 2,417 0 0

Total

 

 

Financial Year

Older People Services

£000

Residential

 

£000

Nursing

 

£000

Domiciliary/ Home Care

£000

2016/17 119,168 63,917 17,723 26,012
2017/18 119,093 64,909 18,418 25,558
2018/19 122,963 67,614 19,991 25,412
2019/20 121,833 65,903 19,797 26,073

All the above figures represent gross total expenditure.  The figures for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 are outturn figures.  The figures for 2019/20 are budgeted spend.

A link to the Council’s Budget Books is provided.

3. Please provide figures for the total number of older people (age 65+) that the council has placed and funded in:

Residential care

Residential Elderly, Mental and Infirm (EMI) care

Nursing care

Nursing EMI care

Domiciliary care/home care

Please supply this information by financial year for 2016/17 to 2019/2020. Please provide projected figures where actual figures are not available.

Period Residential Nursing Dom Care
2016/17 3714 920 6369
2017/18 3583 940 5880
2018/19 3514 909 5460

Devon County Council does not hold a breakdown between residential care and residential EMI care or between nursing care and nursing EMI care.  The above figures represent all residential care and all nursing care.

Comparable projections for 2019/20 are not held, although a link to the Council’s Budget Books is provided.

4. Please provide figures for the numbers of older people (age 65+) that are privately funded in:

Note: By privately funded we mean the service user or service user’s family are self-funding the care with no local authority contribution.

Residential care

Residential EMI care

Nursing care

Nursing EMI care

Please supply this information by financial year for 2016/17 to 2019/2020. Please provide projected figures where actual figures are not available.”

Information not held – private sector care is commissioned direct with providers, not through the Council.