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Community Care Projects

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which area health authorities are operating community care projects; and what is their purpose in this exercise.

I understand that the question refers to the community care project for the elderly which is currently being operated by the social services department of the Kent county council. There are a considerable number and variety of schemes which individual social services authorities have introduced in order to foster the development of care in the community including some which incorporate some of the features of the Kent project. Comprehensive information on all such innovative schemes is not collected centrally.