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Average weekly cost of residential and nursing care for a person aged 18 to 64 (11385) Metric type

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http://id.esd.org.uk/metricType/11385
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Average weekly cost of residential and nursing care for a person aged 18 to 64. A unit cost is the average cost of providing services per week per person and is calculated as follows:

Unit Cost = (Total Expenditure ? Grants to voluntary organisations) ? Total Activity (in weeks)

Please note unit costs are based on the total expenditure minus grants to voluntary organisations, not the Gross Current Expenditure. No income is excluded from the figure.

The activity data used in the unit cost calculation is collected as part of the ASC-FR return. Local authorities provide the number of weeks of care provided, which is calculated as follows:

Activity (Weeks) = (Hours of care provided in week ? Total hours in the week) multiplied by the number of weeks for which care was provided

The total hours in a week is based on a 24 hour day, and therefore 168 hours in a week

As a result of the Zero Based Review (ZBR), there have been a number of changes to the national data collections for adult social care since the 2013-14 reporting year. The changes that have an impact on the Personal Social Services: Expenditure and Unit Costs publication are the replacement of the old return (PSS-EX1) with the Adult Social Care ?Finance Return (ASC-FR) collection in 2014-15 and the introduction of the Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL), which has resulted in changes to some of the data collected as part of this process. Due to changes in the composition of social care funding and expenditure over time, caution should be exercised when considering long-term trends.
Modified
10 Dec 2020
Short label
Average weekly cost of residential and nursing care for a person aged 18 to 64
Status
Live
Output precision
2
Polarity
not applicable
Measure
£ per week
Dataset
Reference tables: Unit costs for clients accessing long term support, by support setting and age band
Collection
Adult Social Care Activity and Finance Report
Source
NHS Digital
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