This analysis seeks to explain differences in spending on adults’ social care per adult aged 65 and over.
An analysis of this variation was carried out, applying to all upper and single-tier councils in England, excluding Isles of Scilly, City of London and one other council, Tower Hamlets, which were outliers on the measure of spend per older adult and are thus unrepresentative of other councils. We cannot prove causal relationships with this analysis, we only explore which factors are related to the rate of spending per adult aged 65 and over.
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