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Sheltered Workshops

Volume 894: debated on Friday 4 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the sheltered workshops on a county-by-county basis.

The following table lists the sheltered workshops or factories in Great Britain county by county. Only those which are fully operational have been included.

County

Run by the local authority

Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority

Run by a voluntary body independently

Remploy Ltd.

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)

Greater London

BarkingBarking
BrentRoyal London Society for the Blind.
CamdenSt. Pancras Sheltered Workshop.
CroydonCrosfield Industrial Unit.
EalingActon.
GreenwichKidbrooke.
HackneyIncorporated Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind.
HammersmithLord Roberts Workshops.
HaringeyHaringey Sheltered Workshop.
IslingtonHolloway.
LambethBrixton.
NewhamLondon Borough of Newham Municiple Workshop.
SouthwarkRoyal School for the Blind.
Blind Employment Factory.
—.London Association for the Blind.

English Metropolitan

Counties

Greater ManchesterBolton Industries for the Disabled (Blind), Bolton.Workshops for the Blind, Oldham.Bolton.
Wigan, Leigh & District Society for the Blind, Wigan.Denton.
SELNEC (Local Authority) Workshop, (Blind) Manchester.Manchester.
Oldham.
Cheadle Royal Industries Ltd.Radcliffe.
Salford.
Wigan.
MerseysideSt. Helens Corporation Workshops for the Blind (Incorporated).Sir Robert Jones Workshops, Liverpool.Lord Roberts Workshops, Liverpool.Aintree.
Liverpool Workshops and Birkenhead Society for the Blind.St. Helens.
Wallasey.
South YorkshireBarnsley Light Industries.Barnsley.
City of Sheffield Welfare of the Blind Department.Rotherham.
Sheffield (2).
Danum Light Industries, Doncaster.
Tyne and WearWorkshop for the Adult Blind (Palatine Products) Newcastle.Gateshead.
Jarrow.
"Sunelm Products" Sunderland.Newcastle.
Sunderland.\

County

Run by the local authority

Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority

Run by a voluntary body independently

Remploy Ltd.

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
West MidlandsCity of Birmingham Industrial Centre for the Blind.Industries for the Blind and Disabled, Wolverhampton.Meadway Works Birmingham (The Spastics Society).Coventry.
Birmingham.
Walsall County Borough and Staffordshire County Council Institution and Workshop for the Blind.
West Yorkshire"ISCO 5" comprising—Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield blind workshops.Bradford.
Halifax.
Huddersfield.
Leeds (2).
Pontefract.
Wakefield.

English Non-Metropolitan Counties

AvonBath Sheltered Workshop.Bristol Royal Workshops for the Blind.Industrial Therapy Organisation (Bristol) Limited.Bristol (2).
BedfordshireLu Dun Ltd., Dunstable.
The Incorporated Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind, Luton.
DorsetBournemouth Workshop for the Disabled.Poole.
DurhamAycliffe.
Spennymoor.
East SussexBarclay Workshop, Brighton.
EssexSouthend.
GloucestershireAlpha Works, Cinderford.Camphill Village Trust, Newnham.Lydney.
Ardent Works, Cheltenham.
Prospect Works, Gloucester.
HampshireMount Industries, Eastleigh.Enham Industries, Andover.Portsmouth.
City of Portsmouth Workshop for the Disabled (Blind Workshop).Yateley Industries, Near Camberley.Southampton.
HertfordshireThe Watford Sheltered Workshop Limited.
HumbersideSouth Humberside and Lindsey Blind Society, Scunthorpe.Hull (2).
Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind, Hull.

County

Run by the local authority

Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority

Run by a voluntary body independently

Remploy Ltd.

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
KentRoyal British Legion Industries, Maidstone.
LancashireMill Hill Sheltered Workshop, Handicraft and Social Centre (Blackburn Blind Workshop).Blackpool and Fylde Society for the Blind, Blackpool.Blackburn.
Burnley.
The Workshop of the Institute for Blind Welfare, Preston.Preston.
CambridgeshireWestcombe Industrial Unit, Peterborough.Papworth Industries.
CheshireWorkshop for the Disabled (Blind Workshop) Warrington.Chester Blind Welfare Society, Chester.Barrowmore Industries, Great Barrow.
ClevelandThe Hartlepools Workshops for the Blind.Hartlepool.
Stockton.
Teesside and District Institute for the Blind.
CornwallCornwall Disabled Association, Rentoul Workshop, Truro.Redruth.
CumbriaCumbria Industries for Disabled People, Carlisle.Barrow.
Cleator Moor.
DerbyshireAlfreton.
Chesterfield.
DevonIvor Thomas Sheltered Workshop, Barnstaple.St. Loyes College, Exeter.Plymouth.
Plymouth Sheltered Workshop.
Torbay Industrial Services, Paignton.
City of Exeter Workshops for the Disabled (Blind Workshop).
South Devon and Cornwall Institution for the Blind, Plymouth.
LeicestershireThe Royal Leicestershire, Rutland and Wycliffe Society for the Blind, Leicester.
NorfolkThe Norwich Institution for the Blind, Norwich.Norwich.
NorthamptonshireNordis Industries, Northampton.Northampton and County Association for the Blind.

County

Run by the local authority

Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority

Run by a voluntary body independently

Remploy Ltd.

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
NorthumberlandAshington.
North YorkshireThe York Workshop for the Blind.The Camphill Village Trust, Botton Estate, Whitby.York.
NottinghamshireSherwood Industries, Mansfield.Royal Midland Institution for the Blind, Nottingham.Mansfield.
Worksop.
Portland Training College for the Disabled, Mansfield.
OxfordshireOxfordshire County Council Workshop for the Blind and Handicapped.
SomersetSomerset County Enterprises, Bridgwater.
StaffordshireNewpak Products, Newcastle-under-Lyme.Newcastle.
Stoke.
City of Stoke on Trent Workshop for the Blind (Challenge Products).Trentham.
SuffolkGranville Workshops (Blind), Ipswich.
SurreyRoyal School for the Blind, Leather-head.Dorincourt Industries, Leatherhead.
Lord Roberts Workshop, Woking.
The Grange Training Centre and Workshop for the Handicapped, Bookham.
Thermega Ltd, Leatherhead.
WiltshireEnterprise Works, Swindon.
Shelwork Industries, Salisbury.

Welsh Counties

ClwydWrexham.
DyfedLlanelli.Carmarthenshire Blind Society, Llanelli Branch.Brynamman.
GwentMonwel Hankinson Group, Newport Branch.Abertillery.
Blackwood.
Monwel Hankinson Group, Pontypool Branch.
Monwel Hankinson Group, Tredegar Branch.
GwyneddLlangefni.

County

Run by the local authority

Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority

Run by a voluntary body independently

Remploy Ltd.

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Mid GlamorganGlamorgan County Council Workshops for the Blind, Pontypridd.Merthyr Tydfil Institution for the Blind, Merthyr Tydfil.Merthyr.
Porth.
Glamorgan County Council Workshops for the Blind, Rhondda.Pentre.
Tonyrefail.
Treforest.
Aberdare.
Bridgend.
PowysCambrian Factory Ltd, Llanwrtyd Wells.Ystradgynlais.
South GlamorganCardiff Institute for the Blind (Incorporated) Cardiff.
West GlamorganSwansea and South Wales Workshop for the Blind, Swansea.Neath.
Swansea.
SCOTTISH REGIONS
HighlandNorthern Counties Institute for the Blind (Blindcraft Scotland) Inverness.Haven Products Ltd, Inverness.
GrampianThe Royal Aberdeen Workshop (Blindcraft Scotland).Camphill Village Trust, Newton Dee, Aberdeen.Aberdeen.
TaysideThe Royal Dundee Institution (Blindcraft Scotland).Dundee.
Lord Roberts Workshop, Dundee.
FifeBuckhaven.
Cowdenbeath.
LothianEdinburgh Corporation Social Work Department, Craigmillar Works, Edinburgh (Blind).Scottish Braille Press, Edinburgh (Blind).Lord Roberts Workshops, Edinburgh.Edinburgh.
Scottish Council for the Care of Spastics Edinburgh.
CentralCobur Sheltered Workshop, Falkirk.Stirling.
StrathclydeThe Royal Glasgow Workshop for the Blind (Blindcraft, Scotland).Princess Louise Scottish Hospital, Bishopton.Motherwell.
Rutherglen
Haven Products Ltd, Largs.Springburn.
Beltane Products.Haven Products Ltd, Glasgow.Anniesland.
Scottish Epilepsy Association, Seaborn Industries, Glasgow.Hillington.
Hansel Village Ltd, Kilmarnock.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the construction of a sheltered workshop in the Medway health district; what is the Government's policy in connection with the construction of new workshops of this kind; what funds are available for this purpose; and what priority the Government attach to these facilities.

The main representations received on this matter have been from the Chatham and District Disablement Advisory Committee, the Association of Kent Societies for Mentally Handicapped Children and the Medway District Community Health Council. My Department's policy is to support the expansion of sheltered employment facilities where the need has been demonstrated, where the project is viable, and where the resources are available. Remploy's building programme is entirely financed by my Department. In the case of voluntary body or local authority workshops my Department normally contributes up to 75 per cent. of approved capital costs. The priority given to the construction of sheltered factories and workshops depends upon the circumstances of the case and upon the competing claims for public funds.