Expenditure on Adult Learning Disabilities Health and Social Care


There are over 21,000 adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. We investigated changes in expenditure on adult learning disabilities health and social care services in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. This provides useful baseline expenditure data on adult learning disabilities services for the whole country with which trends/changes can be measured to further investigate the impact of economic and policy changes on learning disabilities health and care services.

The results on per capita expenditure (expenditure per person with learning disabilities) on adult health and social care services in Scotland are presented below. 

Per capita expenditure (£) on learning disabilities health care by year

Per capita expenditure (£) on learning disabilities social care by year

Per capita expenditure (£) on learning disabilities combined health and social care by year

Summary Information

21,426 adults with learning disabilities in 2014/15 in Scotland


  • £250,188,001 was spent on adult learning disabilities health care in 2014/15, a 4.29% fall from the total expenditure on adult learning disabilities health care in 2012/13

     


  • £697,310,000 was spent on adult learning disabilities social care in 2014/15, a 3.02% fall from the total expenditure on adult learning disabilities social care in 2012/13

     


  • Large variation in per capita health and social care expenditure on adult learning disabilities services across Scotland


  • Per capita health care expenditure on adult learning disabilities services is less in rural areas than urban areas


  • Per capita social care expenditure on adult learning disabilities services is greater in rural areas than urban areas


Sources of Data

 

The data on the Scottish health and social care expenditure used in this study can be viewed by clicking the links below:

 


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