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NON-RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY CARE STATISTICS, SCOTLAND 1998

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Approximately 20,000 places were available in day care centres in Scotland in 1998, and around 80,000 clients recei...
Approximately 20,000 places were available in day care centres in Scotland in 1998, and around 80,000 clients received local authority provided or purchased home care services.

Details are contained in a statistical Information Note, Non Residential Community Care, Scotland 1998 published by The Scottish Office.

Information is presented at a national level for day and home care services for adults in Scotland in 1998. Details of lunch clubs and meals-on-wheels are also presented.

Other main findings:

* Around 75 per cent of day centre facilities were local authority run;

* 85 per cent of clients receiving home care services provided or purchased by a local authority were aged 65 years or over;

* An estimated 24 persons per 1000 aged 65 years or over were reported to have received a meals-on-wheels service;

* Local authorities purchased around 11 per cent of the hours of home care services they provided from the private and voluntary sectors.

NOTES

1. The Information Note is available as an annex to this release by telephoning 0131 244 2968, and by accessing The Scottish Office web site (www.scotland.gov.uk).

2. Information on residential community care in Scotland is due to be published in May 1999.

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