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Chronically Sick And Disabled Persons

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the number and age of chronically sick and disabled patients under 65 years of age, resident in accommodation in Dundee, not conforming to Section 17(1) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on 1st October 1975 and 1st October 1976.

On 1st October 1975 there were four patients aged 51, 57, 60 and 64, respectively, so accommodated. The provisional figures for 1st October 1976 are three patients aged 52, 61 and 64, respectively.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons in Dundee in 1975 and 1976 were covered by Section 18(3) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970; and whether he is satisfied with the provision so made.

At 31st March 1976, 10 chronically sick and disabled persons, seven mentally handicapped persons and five persons suffering from undisclosed handicaps, all under age 65, were resident in local authority homes for the elderly in the City of Dundee District. In addition, three chronically sick and disabled persons and seven suffering from undisclosed handicaps, aged under 65, were resident in homes for the elderly run by voluntary organisations. Of the total of 32 persons, only one was uder age 55.The figures above cannot be readily compared with those for earlier years, since there have been some adjustments of classification and the City of Dundee District, to which the latest figures relate, covers a wider area than that of the former Dundee Corporation.It is for Tayside Regional Council to decide, from a detailed assessment of individual cases, as to the residential provision which is required.