Ten year decline in care homes set to reverse


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Private payment drops as NHS funding increases

Close to half-a-million (420,000) older and physically disabled people were living in care homes or long stay hospitals in the UK at April 2007, most of them as permanent residents, according to statistics from Laing & Buisson’s annual report, Care of Elderly People Market Survey 2007.

Eight-nine per cent (373,000) occupied independent sector (private and voluntary) care homes. The remaining 11% (48,000) were in public sector provision – which continues to diminish as both local authorities and the NHS withdraw from the supply (though not th





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