Social Services: Expenditure

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered am ar 3 Chwefror 2020.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Llafur, Oldham East and Saddleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse was allocated by local authorities for adult social care in each year since 2009-10, by local authority.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The amount of expenditure for adult social care by local authority is not available in the format requested. Funding for adult social care comes from several sources, including central Government grants, council tax revenue, business rates, and National Health Service funding through the Better Care Fund. Local authorities are responsible for setting their own overall budgets for adult social care.

The attached table from the NHS Digital Activity and Finance Report 2018-19 provides an overview of expenditure in England on adult social care including a number of sources of funding. However, these are not available at the local authority level.

A local authority level timeseries breakdown is not compiled centrally. However, raw data for local authority level breakdowns of expenditure is available on the NHS Digital website in their social care collections. Not all sources of funding are available at local authority level, such as the Better Care Fund. Links to the reports are below and include 2009-10 to 2018-19.

2016/17 to 2018/19

Before 2016/17

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