Care Provision in Edinburgh

We asked Edinburgh City Council eight questions about how care provision in Edinburgh is distributed between the public and private sectors. They answered six of our questions. We will be getting back to them about the two they didn’t answer. We wanted to know about the number of private organisations contracted by CEC to provide care at home – the council must know this. The responses we have so far show how skewed care is to the private sector. We believe that there is no place for profit in care.

Here is the text of the council’s response

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Release of Information

Subject: Care provision In Edinburgh

Thank you for your request for information of 23/08/2021. Your request has been processed and considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the information is provided below.

Your request and our response:

Q1. How many (elderly, > 60 years old) people are currently being cared for in residential care run by the local authority in the City of Edinburgh? 

203 at the end of August.

Q2. How many (elderly, > 60 years old) people are currently being cared for in residential care run privately in the City of Edinburgh? 

1,464 at the end of August.

Q3. How many (elderly, > 60 years old) people are currently being cared for in residential care run by voluntary/ not-for-profit organisations in the City of Edinburgh? 

241 at the end of August.

Q4. How many people are currently receiving care at home from local authority services in the City of Edinburgh? How many hours of care are currently provided by this sector? 

880 people, 7,225 hours per week (all ages, week ending 30 August).

Q5. How many people are currently receiving care at home from private organisations in the City of Edinburgh? How many hours of care are currently provided by this sector? 

3,188 people, 54,595 hours (all ages, week ending 30 August).

Q6. How many people are currently receiving care at home from voluntary/not-for -profit organisations in the City of Edinburgh? How many hours of care are currently provided by this sector? 

1,229 people, 48,463 hours (all ages, week ending 30 August).

Q7. How many private organisations currently provide care at home in Edinburgh?

Q8. How many not for profit organisations currently provide care at home in Edinburgh?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information for questions 7 & 8 because it is not held by the Council. The Care Inspectorate hold details of organisations who provide care services.

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