These analyses are taken from the February 1996 Quarterly Statistical Enquiry (QSE) into IS, the main findings of which were published on 5 December 1996.
The principal results show:
In February 1996 there were 278 thousand IS claimants in RCNH. This was similar to the number in November 1995 (283 thousand).
In February 1996, 94 thousand (60%) of those IS claimants with preserved rights were in Residential Care Homes, whilst 60 thousand (40%) were in Nursing Homes.
Just over 116 thousand IS claimants in RCNH with preserved rights were aged 60 or over in February 1996, around 75% of the total.
The average weekly payment of IS to claimants in RCNH with preserved rights was£186.58 in February 1996. For claimants in residential care homes it was£161.40 and for those in nursing homes it was£225.85.