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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the duties relating to adult social care currently carried out by local authorities that could be transferred to charities in order to increase efficiency and quality of care. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215170 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
answer text <p>Under the Care Act, from April 2015 local authorities will have the power to delegate nearly all of their adult care and support functions, except for some powers and duties around safeguarding, integration, and charging.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance on delegation, published in October 2014, sets out how this will allow local authorities to work more efficiently and innovatively, including with charities, and provide better quality care and support to local populations. The guidance also notes that many external organisations may have specialist expertise or capacity that could mean delegation is the best approach.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>When a local authority delegates any of its functions, it retains ultimate responsibility for the carrying out of that function.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
166004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on adjudication of disputes over who is responsible for the care of an individual. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
answer text <p>The Department has issued comprehensive guidance - <em>“Ordinary Residence: Guidance on the identification of the ordinary residence of people in need of community care services, England”</em>. This guidance provides information and advice for local authorities on determining ordinary residence for people requiring local community care services. The guidance also includes information on the process with which to refer a dispute to the Secretary of State.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The latest guidance (published October 2013) is attached to this reply.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act 2014 new statutory guidance will come into force in April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
attachment
1
file name Ordinary Residence- October 2013.pdf more like this
title Ordinary Residence- October 2014 more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
445627
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of pension freedoms policy on the cost to local authorities of residential care. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian C. Lucas more like this
uin 22919 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-22more like thismore than 2016-01-22
answer text <p>The pension freedom reforms are a fundamental change to how people can access their pension savings. The Government believes it is important to monitor these changes to understand their effects on the market and consumers. The impact of people’s pension choice can affect the extent to which they have to contribute to their social care costs.</p><br /><p>The Department of Health, working with other Government Departments, assessed the potential effect of the policy on the cost to local authorities of residential care to be small compared to overall expenditure on residential care.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-22T10:29:17.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-22T10:29:17.107Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
678636
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of councils charging fees to undertake needs assessments for adult social care on people with social care needs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 61558 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
answer text <p>The Care Act 2014 gives local authorities the power to charge for meeting needs for care and support or support but does not give them the power to charge for carrying out a needs assessment. The Care and Support Statutory Guidance makes clear that local authorities must not charge people for a needs assessment or the preparation of a care and support plan since these processes do not constitute meeting needs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
answering member printed David Mowat more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-30T16:03:27.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T16:03:27.447Z
answering member
4080
label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
809579
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Questions 32038, 32039 and 32040 on the Care Act 2014, what the timetable is for implementation of Section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 after 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 120237 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
answer text <p>The Government has announced that it is committed to publishing a Care and Support Green Paper by summer 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In developing the Green Paper, it is right that we take the time needed to debate the many complex issues and listen to the perspectives of experts and care users, building consensus around reforms which can succeed. This is why we have started a process of initial engagement over the coming months through which the Government will work with experts, stakeholders and users to shape the long-term reforms that will be proposed in the Green Paper.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-08T17:18:26.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T17:18:26.087Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
822897
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of care packages that were commissioned by Local Authorities in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 122580 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The table below shows the number of people receiving care packages for the period 2010/11 to 2013/14.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>During year</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,574,590</p></td><td><p>1,462,290</p></td><td><p>1,327,910</p></td><td><p>1,273,280</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The method of collecting data around users of social care changed in 2014/15. The table below provides the figures for 2014/15 onwards which are published by NHS Digital.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>During year</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Completed Short Term Care Episodes</p></td><td><p>253,000</p></td><td><p>245,270</p></td><td><p>241,810</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Long Term Care Users</p></td><td><p>885,000</p></td><td><p>873,000</p></td><td><p>868,440</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures above show that there has been a reduction in local authority social care user numbers over the time period requested.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have shifted their focus towards preventing people needing formal packages of care hence the drop in user numbers.</p><p> </p><p>All councils have statutory duties to look after their vulnerable elderly and disabled people. The Care Act 2014 introduced national eligibility criteria for access to adult social care that local authorities are required to meet.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:01:02.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:01:02.537Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
822900
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make available data for each condition on delayed transfers of care for the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 122583 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>NHS England publishes monthly data on the number of delayed transfers of care. The latest data is for November 2017 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/</a></p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to collect patient condition specific data about delayed transfers of care.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
grouped question UIN 122581 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:31:43.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:31:43.15Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
850652
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social care deferred payments were agreed by local authorities in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 129904 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
answer text <p>NHS Digital collects data on deferred payment agreements (DPAs), which is included in its Adult Social Care Activity and Finance report.</p><p> </p><p>The attached table provides the figures for 2016-17 in England:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Number of DPAs at 31 March</p></td><td><p>Number of new DPAs during the year</p></td><td><p>Number of DPAs Recovered during the year</p></td><td><p>Number of DPAs Written Off during the year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6,440</p></td><td><p>2,860</p></td><td><p>2,790</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Figures for 2017-18 will be published in autumn 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-05T17:25:24.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T17:25:24.407Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
483182
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed transfer days in England were recorded in the NHS in each year since 2010; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the number of delayed transfer days of the introduction of the cap on social care costs in each year between 2020 and 2026. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 32040 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The Department published an Impact Assessment of the cap on care costs system alongside a consultation on draft regulations and guidance in February 2015. This estimated that the numbers of people who would receive financial support as a result of the introduction of the cap and extensions to the means test from 2016 to 2026 would have been as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td><td><p>2023/24</p></td><td><p>2024/25</p></td><td><p>2025/26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Additional people supported</p></td><td><p>23,000</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td><td><p>38,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>64,000</p></td><td><p>71,000</p></td><td><p>74,000</p></td><td><p>78,000</p></td><td><p>81,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number reaching the cap</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>37,000</p></td><td><p>74,000</p></td><td><p>101,000</p></td><td><p>115,000</p></td><td><p>121,000</p></td><td><p>128,000</p></td><td><p>132,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to the implementation of the cap on care costs in 2020. This will offer financial protection and peace of mind to people who need care and support. In the meantime, means-tested financial support remains available for those who cannot afford to pay for care to meet their eligible needs.</p><p>The capital limits, which determine how much capital a person may hold whilst receiving means-tested financial support towards their social care, will remain at their current levels for the financial year 2016/17.</p><p>The Department plans to introduce the appeals system for adult social care in April 2020, alongside of the implementation of the cap on care costs.</p><p>Due to concerns around the potential impact, Ministers also decided to delay the implementation of Section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 until 2020 in line with the timetable for implementing funding reform. This will allow the Department enough time to research the likely impact of these reforms on the market and develop effective mitigations.</p><p>Information on the number of delayed transfers of care is published by NHS England on a monthly basis and is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2015-16/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2015-16/</a></p><p>- see the delayed days by responsible organisation spreadsheet.</p><p>We do not have centrally held figures regarding the numbers of people who will enter the social care system in future, any impact that the cap on care costs might have on delayed transfers of care, or the numbers of people who might have asked local authorities to arrange their care under s18(3) of the Care Act 2014.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN
31810 more like this
32038 more like this
32039 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T10:23:16.557Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T10:23:16.557Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
483183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in each year between 2015 and 2026 who will (a) enter the social care system, (b) be affected by the cap on care costs being delayed from April 2016 until April 2020, (c) be affected by the increase in the ceiling of the means test being delayed until April 2020 and (d) be affected by the delay until April 2020 of the full introduction of the duty on local authorities under Section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 to meet the eligible needs of self-funders in care homes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 32038 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The Department published an Impact Assessment of the cap on care costs system alongside a consultation on draft regulations and guidance in February 2015. This estimated that the numbers of people who would receive financial support as a result of the introduction of the cap and extensions to the means test from 2016 to 2026 would have been as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td><td><p>2023/24</p></td><td><p>2024/25</p></td><td><p>2025/26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Additional people supported</p></td><td><p>23,000</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td><td><p>38,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>64,000</p></td><td><p>71,000</p></td><td><p>74,000</p></td><td><p>78,000</p></td><td><p>81,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number reaching the cap</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>37,000</p></td><td><p>74,000</p></td><td><p>101,000</p></td><td><p>115,000</p></td><td><p>121,000</p></td><td><p>128,000</p></td><td><p>132,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to the implementation of the cap on care costs in 2020. This will offer financial protection and peace of mind to people who need care and support. In the meantime, means-tested financial support remains available for those who cannot afford to pay for care to meet their eligible needs.</p><p>The capital limits, which determine how much capital a person may hold whilst receiving means-tested financial support towards their social care, will remain at their current levels for the financial year 2016/17.</p><p>The Department plans to introduce the appeals system for adult social care in April 2020, alongside of the implementation of the cap on care costs.</p><p>Due to concerns around the potential impact, Ministers also decided to delay the implementation of Section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 until 2020 in line with the timetable for implementing funding reform. This will allow the Department enough time to research the likely impact of these reforms on the market and develop effective mitigations.</p><p>Information on the number of delayed transfers of care is published by NHS England on a monthly basis and is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2015-16/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2015-16/</a></p><p>- see the delayed days by responsible organisation spreadsheet.</p><p>We do not have centrally held figures regarding the numbers of people who will enter the social care system in future, any impact that the cap on care costs might have on delayed transfers of care, or the numbers of people who might have asked local authorities to arrange their care under s18(3) of the Care Act 2014.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN
31810 more like this
32039 more like this
32040 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T10:23:16.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T10:23:16.087Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this