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Physically And Mentally Disabled Persons (Expenditure)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the net expenditure per 1,000 population of aids and adaptions provided for disabled persons in the Walsall area, compared with the average for (a) West Midland metropolitan county council districts, (b) London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales, for each year since 1970; (2) what is the latest total of net expenditure per 1,000 population of mentally handicapped adults in the Walsall area as compared with the average for (a) West Midland metropolitan county council districts, (b) London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales; (3) what is the net expenditure per 1,000 population between 18 and 64 years of age on mentally ill persons in the Walsall area as compared with the average for West Midland metropolitan county council districts, (b) London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales; (4) what is the net expenditure for multi-purpose centres and clubs per 1,000 population aged between 18 and 64 years in Walsall as compared with the average for: (a) West Midland metropolitan county districts, London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales; (5) how many home helps per 1,000 population there are and what is the net expenditure on home helps in the Wal-

Expenditure per 1,000 population as defined in column 2 (Note 1)
Service Population BaseYearWalsallWest Midlands Metropolitan DistrictsLondon BoroughsAll Metropolitan DistrictsEngland and Wales
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)
£££££
Mentally Handicapped Adults (Note 2).Aged 18–641975–761,3401,4311,7361,6721,652
Mentally Ill Persons (Note 2).Aged 18–641975–7621176655192246
Multi-Purpose Day Centres and Clubs.Aged 18–641975–76Nil95219186163
Aids and adaptations for the Disabled (Note 3).All ages1974–75517715611597
1975–7663108179154120
Meals provided in the Home and at Day Centres and Clubs for the Elderly (Notes 3,4 and 5). All ages1974–75171134712159225
1975–76369180893229295
Aged 65 and over.1974–751,7221,1365,0711,2211,612
1975–763,6011,5006,2311,7382,084
Home Helps (Note 5)All ages1975–761,2751,5772,6482,3301,962
Aged 65 and over.1975–7612,43013,12218,47717,65213,858
Numbers of Home Helps per 1,000 population (Note 6).All ages1975–760·610·741·041·120·91
Aged 65 and over.1975–765·96·17·38·56·5
Notes:
1. Figures are of net expenditure by local authorities, including loan charges, but excluding administrative costs which cannot be separately identified for these services, divided by the population base shown in column 2.
2. The figures for mentally handicapped adults and the mentally ill exclude the cost of certain general services such as those provided by social work staff and home helps which cannot be apportioned to client groups.
3. Comparable information cannot be provided on expenditure on aids, adaptations and meals for the period prior to 1st April 1974, the date the present metropolitan districts and counties were set up under the Local Government Act 1972.
4. Most of the meals provided in the home are for the elderly, but some are for other handicapped persons, the cost of which has been included as it cannot be separately identified.
5. Alternative costs have been given per 1,000 population of all ages and per 1,000 population aged over 65.
6. Alternative numbers have been given per 1,000 population of all ages and per 1,000 population aged over 65.

sall area as compared with the average for (a) West Midland metropolitan county council districts, (b) London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales; (6) what was the net expenditure per 1,000 population of meals provided for persons over 65 years of age in the Walsall area as compared with (a) West Midland metropolitan county council districts, (b) London boroughs, (c) all metropolitan districts, and (d) England and Wales for each year since 1970.

Returns submitted by local authorities provide the following information: