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Homes (Elderly Persons)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are provided with accommodation in homes for the elderly; how many places there are in homes for the elderly per 1,000 population aged 65 years and over; and how many sheltered housing units there are per 1,000 population in the city of Dundee.

The numbers of persons and places in homes for the elderly are given in "Scottish Social Work Statistics 1972". In December 1972 there were 20·1 places per 1,000 population aged 65 and over. At the end of 1974 there were 11·3 sheltered housing units in Dundee per 1,000 population aged 65 or over.