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Delivery of Care at Home for older people: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
24 Dec 2018
Delivery of Care at Home for older people: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03736  
Date received: 3 December 2018  
Date responded: 21 December 2018
 
Information requested

 

You asked three questions concerning the delivery of Care at Home for Older People:

1. Total number of hours of care at home provided to older people in Scotland in the following years:

2015

2016

2017.

2. Breakdown of hours of care at home hours provided in Scotland to older people – That is, the number of service provision “slots” that fit into the following:

                        Up to 15 mins              30 mins           45 mins           60 or more mins          Total hours

2015

2016   

2017

3. Total number of hours provided to older people in each local authority area for the following years:

2015

2016

2017.

 

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you have requested.  The answer to your question 1 - Total number of hours of care at home provided to older people in Scotland in the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017.  

 

This is available publically in the additional spreadsheet that accompanies the Social Care Survey, 2017 publication (https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-care-services-scotland-2017/). The specific information you have requested can be found in Tab 3 of the spreadsheet, “3. Older People (65+)”, second graph.  For ease of reference these are:

 

2015 – 454,826

2016 – 445,880

2017 – 455,498.

 

The answer to your question 3 - Total number of hours provided to older people in each local authority area for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.  

 

Although your question asks for the total number of hours provided to older people in each local authority area, we do not hold this information however, as your overall questions are in relation to care at home for older people, this information is available publically.  This can be found in the additional spreadsheet that accompanies the Social Care Survey, 2017 publication (https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-care-services-scotland-2017/).  This can be found at Tab 3 of the spreadsheet, “3. Older People (65+)”. For ease of reference these are:

 

 

2015

2016

2017

Aberdeen City

11,852

12,201

13,510

Aberdeenshire

14,185

14,606

17,230

Angus

11,164

8,112

8,112

Argyll & Bute

11,201

10,357

9,690

Clackmannanshire

4,856

5,119

4,736

Dumfries & Galloway

22,745

18,408

23,077

Dundee City

13,058

16,074

17,930

East Ayrshire

11,403

12,236

11,312

East Dunbartonshire

10,664

10,452

10,887

East Lothian

11,423

10,681

10,678

East Renfrewshire

5,777

5,432

6,809

Edinburgh, City of

38,425

41,393

38,824

Eilean Siar

3,940

3,124

2,324

Falkirk

12,978

13,950

13,613

Fife

21,600

23,904

29,327

Glasgow City

58,744

51,668

50,476

Highland

11,778

12,219

12,110

Inverclyde

13,004

9,181

8,280

Midlothian

5,606

6,383

7,268

Moray

9,197

8,817

9,670

North Ayrshire

16,821

14,491

12,680

North Lanarkshire

28,692

28,080

27,773

Orkney Islands

1,770

1,090

1,317

Perth & Kinross

8,665

12,291

13,630

Renfrewshire

15,662

15,870

13,501

Scottish Borders

7,577

7,584

7,073

Shetland Islands

2,491

2,413

2,405

South Ayrshire

12,716

14,406

13,074

South Lanarkshire

26,841

27,692

29,971

Stirling

8,774

8,789

8,817

West Dunbartonshire

9,115

8,637

8,232

West Lothian

12,102

10,220

11,161

 

In relation to your question 2 - Breakdown of hours of care at home hours provided in Scotland to older people – That is, the number of service provision “slots” that fit into sections of time of care for up to 15 mins, 30 mins, 45 mins and 60 or more mins and providing the total hours for the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

Whilst our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have this information.  However, you may wish to contact each individual local authority directly who may be able to assist you with this question.

 

Reasons for not providing information

 

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for within question 2 because the Scottish Government does not hold this information centrally.

 
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