Adults receiving social care in Wales
9 September 2011
National Statistics for Wales report a 5% drop in adults receiving home care in September 2010 compared to the same month in 2009.
They report that for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011:
- local authorities in Wales assessed the needs of 82,900 adults
- at 31 March 2011 there were 79,300 adults receiving services. 83 per cent were receiving community-based services and 17 per cent were in care homes. 68 per cent of clients receiving community-based services were aged 65 or over. Half of the people in care homes were aged 85 or over
- during a sample week in September 2010, 21,800 people received home care. This is a fall of 5 per cent compared to the previous year, with the largest decrease in the number of people receiving more than 20 hours of care.