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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Adults in residential care (FOI)

Adults in residential care (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 July 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


This request refer to adults only:


What is the number of persons living in local residential care between 2015 to 2020 (per year)?


How many safeguarding issues have been reported in residential care since 2015 (per year)?


What is the breakdown ratio of financial independent residents in paying for residential care services 2015 to 2020 (per year)?


What is the number of residential homes in the island 2015 to 2020 (per year)?


How many firms run residential care homes in the island 2015 to 2020?



Information is not held by the Government of Jersey. Please see link to the Jersey Care Commission’s website which details the number of beds in each of the care homes.  


Information is only held in respect of Health and Community Services (HCS) properties. Information is available from 2019 to 2020 only. Prior to this the previous format used a more generic categorisation and does not allow interrogation of the data without exceeding the 12.5 hours prescribed by regulation Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

In 2019 there were no safeguarding issues raised regarding HCS residential care homes.

In 2020 there were three safeguarding issues raised, in the form of alerts (now known under the latest policy as concerns), for HCS residential care homes.

Safeguarding concerns have a set criteria:

  • a person has care and support needs

  • they may be experiencing or at risk of abuse and neglect

  • they are unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect because of those care / support needs


The number of people identifiable as being in residential care and supported by Long-Term Care Scheme is as follows;

2015 - 721

2016 - 814

2017 - 887

2018 - 862

2019 - 849

2020 - 868

Customer and Local Services does not have a record of financially independent residents.


The year on year historical information on the number of residential homes in the island is not held by the Government of Jersey. Information regarding currently registered care homes is available from the Jersey Care Commission website in the link provided above in response 'A'.


Information is not held by the Government of Jersey. Please see the response to (A) above for further information.

Article applied

Article 10 Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information,

it must inform the applicant accordingly.

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