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Statistics Release: Day Care Services, Scotland 2005

DescriptionThe purpose of this Statistics Release is to present national figures for Day Care services for adults in Scotland.
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    A SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE NATIONAL STATISTICS PUBLICATION
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    0 7559 2928 4 (Web only publication)
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    1. Introduction

    The purpose of this Statistics Release is to present national figures for Day Care services for adults in Scotland. All figures relate to the 31 st March 2005 and are provisional and, as such, are subject to change.

    The information is derived from returns made to the Scottish Executive by individual Day Care services directly or via Scottish local authorities. Refer to the background information outlined later in this Statistics Release for further details relating to the census of Day Care services.

    2. Main Points

    • As at 31st March 2005, there were 622 Day Care services registered in Scotland, offering a total of 17,163 places at any one time and providing a service for over 21,680 people.
    • Over 6,900 places are in Day Care services intended for older people; these account for 40 per cent of all Day Care places in Scotland.
    • A further 7,691 (45 per cent) are in Day Care services catering primarily for people with learning disabilities.
    • Nearly two-thirds of Day Care services are run by local authorities and nearly three-quarters of all places are in local authority run services.
    • People with learning disabilities use Day Care services most frequently, on average 3.6 days a week.
    • There were over 4,900 staff working in Day Care services in Scotland at 31 st March 2005. 62 per cent of these were care staff.

    Chart 1: Number of Places in Day Care Services in Scotland

    Chart 1: Number of Places in Day Care Services in Scotland

    3. Profile of Registered Day Care Services

    Table 1: Registered Day Care Services by Client Group and Sector

    Intended Client Group

    No. of Centres

    No. of Places

    No. of Users 1

    L A

    Vol

    Priv

    TOTAL

    L A

    Vol

    Priv

    TOTAL

    L A

    Vol

    Priv

    TOTAL

    Older People

    238

    86

    57

    381

    4,587

    1,717

    603

    6,907

    7,819

    2,444

    954

    11,217

    People with Learning Disabilities

    128

    32

    3

    163

    6,924

    717

    50

    7,691

    6,484

    792

    64

    7,340

    Physically Disabled People

    27

    9

    1

    37

    995

    470

    25

    1,490

    1,187

    579

    63

    1,829

    People with Mental Health Problems

    12

    5

    1

    18

    266

    194

    2

    462

    223

    301

    2

    526

    Other Client Groups

    6

    15

    2

    23

    142

    465

    6

    613

    117

    644

    9

    770

    TOTAL

    411

    147

    64

    622

    12,914

    3,563

    686

    17,163

    15,830

    4,760

    1,092

    21,682

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B
    1 User figures are for the week ending 31 st March 2005

    The Day Care services included in this section cover local authority, private and voluntary service providers registered with the Care Commission.

    Table 1 shows the number of registered Day Care centres, the number of places and number of people attending centres during census week. There were 622 centres in Scotland; between them they provide 17,163 places and supply a service to 21,682 people in Scotland.

    The majority of Day Care services (61 per cent) are intended for older people. These had 11,217 attendees during the census week, and provide 40 per cent of all day care places.

    Centres intended for people with learning disabilities account for 45 per cent of total places but within fewer centres. Average number of places per centre for this client group is around 47, compared to 18 for centres for older people.

    The independent sector provides 34 per cent of all centres and just over a quarter of all places.

    Table 2 shows the type of setting of centres throughout Scotland, where the setting is known. 38 per cent of centres are set in purpose built buildings and 29 per cent are set within a residential home. However this varies considerably depending on the intended client group. 44 per cent of all day care services for older people are set within a residential home, while 68 per cent of day centres for people with learning disabilities are set in purpose built buildings.

    Table 2: Type of Setting of Day Care Centre

    Intended Client Group

    Purpose Built Building

    Within Residential Home

    Other Community Setting

    TOTAL

    Older People

    96

    165

    113

    374

    People with Learning Disabilities

    110

    6

    45

    161

    Physically Disabled People

    18

    3

    16

    37

    People with Mental Health Problems

    3

    1

    14

    18

    Other Client Groups

    4

    3

    15

    22

    TOTAL

    231

    178

    203

    612

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B
    Note: the type of setting was unknown for a further 10 Day Care services

    4. Profile of Adults Attending Registered Day Care Services

    Table 3 shows the sex, age group and client group of all adults attending registered day care services. It shows that for adults aged under 65, over half (52 per cent) of those attending day services were male, whereas for the over 65 age group the majority (70 per cent) were female.

    Physically disabled people (this includes sensory impairment and frailty due to old age) are the largest individual client group; they account for 39 per cent of those attending, of these 53% are females over the age of 65.

    Table 3: Sex and Age Profile of Day Care Service Attendees

    Individual Client Group

    Under 65 Years Old

    Over 65 Years Old

    TOTAL

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Dementia

    147

    238

    1,037

    2,410

    3,832

    Learning Disabilities

    3,721

    3,199

    219

    287

    7,426

    Physically Disabled People

    1,021

    1,117

    1,808

    4,403

    8,349

    Mental Health Problems

    320

    350

    118

    297

    1,085

    Drug/Alcohol Problems

    164

    46

    25

    24

    259

    Other Client Groups

    190

    171

    112

    258

    731

    TOTAL

    5,563

    5,121

    3,319

    7,679

    21,682

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Table 4 shows, in percentages, the number of days each client group used the service and the average number of days. People with learning disabilities used day care services more often than any other client group averaging 3.6 days a week.

    For all other client groups most people visited centres for one or two days a week, mainly during the period Monday to Friday. Less than one per cent used the service for 6 or more days.

    Table 5 shows, for each client group, the percentage of people receiving a day care service at the weekend. Overall only 7 per cent of day care clients use the service at the weekend.

    Table 4: Number of Days per Week the Service is used

    Individual Client Group

    No. of Days per week using service (%)

    Ave. No. of Days

    Base = 100%

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6+

    Dementia

    34

    36

    18

    5

    6

    1

    2.2

    3,832

    Learning Disabilities

    11

    15

    17

    19

    39

    -

    3.6

    7,426

    Physically Disabled People

    42

    36

    13

    4

    4

    -

    1.9

    8,349

    Mental Health Problems

    42

    28

    16

    6

    6

    1

    2.1

    1,085

    Drug/Alcohol Problems

    41

    27

    15

    7

    9

    2

    2.2

    259

    Other Client Groups

    53

    24

    9

    3

    11

    -

    2.0

    731

    TOTAL

    30

    28

    15

    9

    17

    1

    2.6

    21,682

    '-' = Less than 0.5
    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Table 5: Using Service at Weekend

    Individual Client Group

    Is service used at weekend?

    Base = 100%

    Yes %

    No %

    Dementia

    16

    84

    3,832

    Learning Disabilities

    2

    98

    7,426

    Physically Disabled People

    7

    93

    8,349

    Mental Health Problems

    15

    86

    1,085

    Drug/Alcohol Problems

    8

    92

    259

    Other Client Groups

    9

    91

    731

    TOTAL

    7

    93

    21,682

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Table 6: Is Transport Provided to Day Care Service, by Individual Client Group

    Individual Client Group

    Yes %

    No %

    Base = 100%

    Dementia

    91

    9

    3,832

    Learning Disabilities

    73

    27

    7,426

    Physically Disabled People

    85

    15

    8,349

    Mental Health Problems

    45

    54

    1,085

    Drug/Alcohol Problems

    26

    74

    259

    Other Client Groups

    78

    22

    731

    TOTAL

    79

    21

    21,682

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Table 6 shows the per cent of users receiving transport to day care services, i.e. transport provided by the service, an independent sector organisation or by the Local Authority. 79 per cent of all users are provided with transport to and from the day care service.

    People with dementia and people with physical disabilities were most likely to be receiving transport.

    Table 7 shows the percentage of clients who received each type of service during the week and the definitions of what each service includes.

    'Leisure / Recreation' and 'Social / Personal Development' were the most popular types of service to receive during the week, with around 88 per cent of users.

    'Education/Employment' had the lowest overall per cent of users with only 26 per cent. People with Learning Disabilities however were most likely to use this type of service during the census week.

    47 per cent of all users received some form of Personal Care from day care staff during the week.

    Table 7: Percentage of clients receiving a service, by service type

    Individual Client Group

    % of clients receiving services during survey week

    Domestic / Practical

    Social / Personal Development

    Education / Employment

    Leisure / Recreation

    Personal Care

    Dementia

    29

    90

    8

    92

    61

    Learning Disabilities

    48

    87

    54

    91

    44

    Physically Disabled People

    26

    88

    11

    86

    47

    Mental Health Problems

    25

    81

    22

    76

    38

    Drug/Alcohol Problems

    27

    94

    20

    74

    57

    Other Client Groups

    24

    92

    20

    88

    33

    TOTAL1

    34

    88

    26

    88

    47

    1 Totals sum to more than 100 per cent due to more than one service being available to each user
    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Definitions:-
    Domestic/Practical - shopping; food preparation; cooking; using appliances; laundry; etc.
    Social/Personal Development - personal relationships; confidence building; communication; advocacy; etc.
    Education/Employment - literacy skills; basic education; skills training; further education; work experience; etc.
    Leisure/Recreation - sports; arts and crafts; social events; outings; hobbies; etc.
    Personal Care - personal hygiene; dressing skills; feeding skills; mobility; dietary advice; medication; mental well-being; etc.

    5. Staffing of Registered Day Services

    Table 8: Staffing of Registered Day Care Services 1

    Management Staff

    Care Staff

    Other Staff

    Total Staff

    No. of Centres

    Staff per centre

    No. of Places

    Places per staff member

    Older People

    346

    889

    351

    1,586

    381

    4.2

    6,907

    4.4

    People with Learning Disabilities

    371

    1,727

    490

    2,588

    163

    15.9

    7,691

    3.0

    Physically Disabled People

    79

    279

    130

    488

    37

    13.2

    1,490

    3.0

    People with Mental Health Problems

    22

    46

    18

    86

    18

    4.8

    462

    5.4

    Other Client Groups

    36

    133

    18

    187

    23

    8.1

    613

    3.3

    TOTAL 2

    852

    3,075

    1,007

    4,934

    622

    7.9

    17,163

    3.5

    1 All staff figures relate to 'whole-time equivalents'
    2 Totals may not sum up due to the effects of rounding
    Source: Day Care Centre Census Return D1-B

    Table 8 shows the breakdown of staffing levels and the ratio of places to staff by intended client group.

    In 2005 there were 4,934 whole-time equivalent staff. Care staff accounted for 62 per cent, management staff for 17 per cent and other staff the remainder. There were 3.5 places per member of staff and the average centre had 7.9 members of staff.

    Day Care Services intended for 'Older people' had the lowest number of staff per centre (4.2), reflecting the fact that these tend to be smaller in size. Day Care Services for 'People with mental health problems' had the highest number of places per staff member (5.4).

    In contrast day care services for people with learning disabilities have only 3.0 places per staff member and 15.9 staff per centre. Over half of all staff are employed in centres for people with learning disabilities.

    There were also over 800 volunteers and a further 1,298 visiting workers helping out in centres throughout Scotland, during the census week.

    Background Information on the Census of Day Care Services

    The census is intended to cover all adult Day Care services in Scotland which are registered with the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (The Care Commission). 38 Day Care Services returned a form, but are not included in these figures as they are not registered with the Care Commission. 13 Day Care Services that are registered with the Care Commission, but are currently not in use, have been included.

    Day Care Services were asked to provide detailed information on their day care provision during the week ending 31 st March 2005. Responses were obtained from 552 services, giving an estimated response rate of approximately 84 per cent. However, this response rate did vary from area to area.

    The figures presented in this information note have been grossed up to take account of non-response. The methodology adopted was based on using returns of centres of similar type, sector and local authority area to estimate figures for those centres that did not submit a return.

    The methodology for dealing with non response since 1998 is different to that previously adopted, therefore care should be taken when making comparisons with pre-1998 data. All figures include centres with 4 or less places, which are usually attached to residential homes.

    Some of the column and row totals in these tables may not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.

    Further Information

    Further details and analysis of the data presented in this Statistics Release are available on request from the address below. The Statistics Release is also available on the Internet by accessing the Scottish Executive web site ( www.scotland.gov.uk/stats).

    Information at disaggregate local authority level showing number of day care services, places and users by sector is shown in Annex 1. Time series data showing numbers of day care services, places and users for 1991-2005 is shown in Annex 2 to this Statistics Release (note that no census took place in 1999 and 2000).

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    Date of publication: 25th January 2005.

    Annex 1: Registered Day Care Services by Local Authority, 2005

    Local Authority

    No. of Day Care Services

    No. of Places

    Places per 1,000 Pop'n aged 16+

    No. of Users

    Users per 1,000 Pop'n aged 16+

    LA

    Vol

    Pri

    Total

    LA

    Vol

    Pri

    Total

    LA

    Vol

    Pri

    Total

    Aberdeen City

    12

    7

    4

    23

    461

    194

    15

    670

    3.8

    645

    454

    24

    1,123

    6.4

    Aberdeenshire

    30

    9

    4

    43

    915

    99

    12

    1,026

    5.7

    940

    110

    12

    1,062

    5.9

    Angus

    11

    6

    0

    17

    284

    127

    0

    411

    4.7

    341

    248

    0

    589

    6.7

    Argyll & Bute

    11

    0

    0

    11

    311

    0

    0

    311

    4.2

    254

    0

    0

    254

    3.4

    Clackmannanshire

    3

    3

    0

    6

    170

    26

    0

    196

    5.1

    303

    36

    0

    339

    8.9

    Dumfries & Galloway

    6

    3

    11

    20

    263

    67

    104

    434

    3.6

    256

    51

    229

    536

    4.5

    Dundee City

    11

    8

    0

    19

    297

    355

    0

    652

    5.5

    422

    442

    0

    864

    7.3

    East Ayrshire

    17

    0

    4

    21

    296

    0

    14

    310

    3.2

    311

    0

    19

    330

    3.4

    East Dunbartonshire

    1

    4

    1

    6

    80

    120

    35

    235

    2.7

    107

    181

    99

    387

    4.5

    East Lothian

    4

    3

    0

    7

    182

    50

    0

    232

    3.2

    164

    99

    0

    263

    3.7

    East Renfrewshire

    5

    3

    0

    8

    144

    64

    0

    208

    2.9

    210

    112

    0

    322

    4.6

    Edinburgh City

    22

    9

    0

    31

    864

    421

    0

    1,285

    3.4

    1,101

    386

    0

    1,487

    4.0

    Eilean Siar

    10

    3

    0

    13

    93

    16

    0

    109

    5.1

    97

    8

    0

    105

    4.9

    Falkirk

    7

    0

    3

    10

    262

    0

    50

    312

    2.7

    334

    0

    143

    477

    4.1

    Fife

    23

    2

    1

    26

    730

    53

    17

    800

    2.8

    906

    49

    32

    987

    3.5

    Glasgow City

    45

    16

    0

    61

    1,742

    576

    0

    2,318

    4.9

    2,128

    692

    0

    2,820

    6.0

    Highland

    42

    20

    18

    80

    813

    327

    138

    1,278

    7.6

    941

    390

    114

    1,445

    8.6

    Inverclyde

    4

    3

    0

    7

    186

    50

    0

    236

    3.5

    192

    127

    0

    319

    4.7

    Midlothian

    4

    1

    0

    5

    231

    12

    0

    243

    3.8

    301

    9

    0

    310

    4.9

    Moray

    13

    4

    11

    28

    299

    41

    136

    476

    6.8

    294

    55

    253

    602

    8.6

    North Ayrshire

    11

    3

    0

    14

    173

    46

    0

    219

    2.0

    278

    73

    0

    351

    3.2

    North Lanarkshire

    17

    5

    0

    22

    793

    93

    0

    886

    3.5

    862

    137

    0

    999

    3.9

    Orkney Islands

    6

    0

    0

    6

    98

    0

    0

    98

    6.4

    158

    0

    0

    158

    10.2

    Perth & Kinross

    12

    6

    0

    18

    279

    146

    0

    425

    3.9

    414

    217

    0

    631

    5.7

    Renfrewshire

    14

    5

    1

    20

    748

    199

    8

    955

    6.9

    1,092

    299

    13

    1,404

    10.1

    Scottish Borders

    13

    6

    1

    20

    337

    165

    20

    522

    6.0

    496

    163

    6

    665

    7.6

    Shetland Islands

    3

    6

    0

    9

    57

    64

    0

    121

    7.0

    82

    107

    0

    189

    11.0

    South Ayrshire

    11

    2

    3

    16

    313

    71

    125

    509

    5.5

    347

    85

    120

    552

    6.0

    South Lanarkshire

    22

    5

    2

    29

    603

    103

    12

    718

    3.0

    809

    137

    28

    974

    4.0

    Stirling

    6

    2

    0

    8

    145

    25

    0

    170

    2.4

    198

    19

    0

    217

    3.1

    West Dunbartonshire

    8

    1

    0

    9

    294

    19

    0

    313

    4.2

    370

    43

    0

    413

    5.5

    West Lothian

    7

    2

    0

    9

    451

    34

    0

    485

    3.9

    477

    31

    0

    508

    4.1

    Scotland

    411

    147

    64

    622

    12,914

    3,563

    686

    17,163

    4.2

    15,830

    4,760

    1,092

    21,682

    5.3

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Annex 2A: Number of Registered Day Care Services, 1991-2005

    Intended Client Group

    1991

    1995

    1996

    1997

    1998

    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004

    2005

    Older People

    292

    372

    361

    358

    364

    409

    409

    394

    401

    381

    People with Learning Disabilities

    134

    148

    146

    158

    157

    159

    169

    172

    171

    163

    Physically Disabled People

    35

    36

    37

    39

    39

    52

    45

    43

    43

    37

    People with Mental Health Problems

    6

    15

    16

    18

    17

    18

    19

    19

    19

    18

    Other Client Groups

    N/A

    17

    8

    9

    8

    5

    12

    22

    22

    23

    TOTAL

    N/A

    588

    568

    582

    585

    643

    654

    650

    656

    622

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Annex 2B: Number of Registered Day Care Places, 1991-2005

    Intended Client Group

    1991

    1995

    1996

    1997

    1998

    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004

    2005

    Older People

    7,859

    8,582

    7,746

    7,465

    7,737

    7,752

    7,708

    7,859

    7,500

    6,907

    People with Learning Disabilities

    8,263

    8,521

    8,682

    8,911

    8,742

    8,577

    8,759

    8,305

    8,048

    7,691

    Physically Disabled People

    1,693

    1,515

    1,674

    1,637

    1,800

    1,863

    1,737

    1,697

    1,643

    1,490

    People with Mental Health Problems

    315

    399

    413

    572

    467

    494

    525

    495

    505

    462

    Other Client Groups

    N/A

    429

    201

    195

    222

    128

    429

    685

    623

    613

    TOTAL

    N/A

    19,446

    18,716

    18,780

    18,968

    18,814

    19,158

    19,041

    18,319

    17,163

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B

    Annex 2C: Number of Adults Attending Registered Day Care Services, 1991-2005

    Intended Client Group

    1991

    1995

    1996

    1997

    1998

    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004

    2005

    Older People

    15,793

    15,159

    14,926

    14,859

    12,362

    11,869

    11,422

    11,459

    11,740

    11,217

    People with Learning Disabilities

    7,872

    8,596

    8,344

    8,934

    8,587

    7,693

    7,727

    7,628

    7,499

    7,340

    Physically Disabled People

    1,999

    2,000

    2,430

    2,249

    2,482

    1,960

    2,082

    1,967

    1,978

    1,829

    People with Mental Health Problems

    496

    753

    722

    963

    815

    463

    512

    550

    509

    526

    Other Client Groups

    N/A

    428

    329

    250

    265

    224

    235

    819

    810

    770

    TOTAL

    N/A

    26,936

    26,751

    27,255

    24,511

    22,209

    21,978

    22,423

    22,536

    21,682

    Source: Day Care Services Census Return D1-B
    Note: No census took place in 1999 & 2000

    Places in Day Services, 1991-2005

    Places in Day Services, 1991-2005