Social care in Swindon

Key social care statistics for Swindon

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  • In 2021/22, around 80% of the council’s budget was allocated to be spent on social care services for adults and children in Swindon
  • Swindon spent just over £71m on Adult Social Care services, which is 46% of the council’s general fund budget
  • Out of this, over £31m will be spent on support for 659 people as part of our learning disability care packages – that works out as 44% of the Adult Social Care budget or 20% of the Council’s overall general fund budget.
  • During 2021/22, more than one thousand adults aged between 18 and 64 needed long-term support from Adult Social Care services
  • Last year, 1,047 residents aged 18 to 64 were in receipt of long-term support
  • Also last year, 729 residential or nursing care placements were provided for residents, while 758 people were given daily help to live independently at home
  • 12,537 children were given support from our Early Help services, which include health visiting, youth engagement, family support and mental health support, and 412 children who couldn’t be cared for by their parents have been assessed, supported and placed according to their needs

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