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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Long Term Care fund (FOI)

Long Term Care fund (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 26 January 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Who is the head of the Long Term Care department?


How many people work in the Long Term Care department?


How much has been paid into the Long Term Care ​Fund, each year from 2015 up to 2023 inclusive?


How much has been paid out of the Long Term Care Fund, each year from 2015 up to 2023 inclusive? 


What was the balance in the Long Term Care Fund on 31 December 2023?


For 2022 and 2023, how many people in categories 1, 2, 3 and 4 received financial assistance?   Please provide the figures for each category.



Ian Burns is the Chief Officer of Customer and Local Services and accountable officer for the Long-Term Care fund.


Customer and Local Services does not have a specific team for the administration of Long Term Care; it is administered within the Pensions and Care Hub where a number of benefits are managed, therefore it is not possible to answer this question.

C and D

The information requested for the years 2015 to 2022 is already published therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

To assist in identifying the requested data for these years please see the advice and links below.

For 2022 the “Statement of Financial Position” or “Statement of Comprehensive Net Expenditure” in the States of Jersey 2022 Annual Report and Accounts summarises this, on pages 327-328, with the balance being at the bottom of page 328.

States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2022.pdf (​

For 2021 the equivalent information is on page 402-403 of the States of Jersey 2021 Annual Report and Accounts:

States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2021.pdf (​

The equivalent information for the years 2015 to 2020 can be found at the following link. The Notes to the Accounts section of each report has the Long-Term care fund information for each year under the headings related to Social Security Funds:

States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts (​


The Financial Report and Accounts for 2023 are currently in draft format and are due for publication in April 2024. This information is therefore currently not held therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


Please see attached figures relating to people receiving funding for Long Term Care.


Articles applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

​Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​

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