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What was spent on social care for older people?

In 2020/21, local authorities spent £7.8 billion on long-term support for older people, of which £4.8 billion was on nursing or residential care, £2.9 billion on community support, including home care (£1.8 billion) and £115 million on supported accommodation. They also spent £507 million on short-term support for older people.


Source: Social Care 360 – The Kings Fund

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