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Resettlement Units

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of admissions of persons without a settled way of living in each of the 23 resettlement units in England, Scotland and Wales provided directly or indirectly by his Department during the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; and, in the case of the Camberwell resettlement unit, what were the comparable figures for the previous three years.

During the 12 month period from 1 July 1980 to 30 June 1981 the total number of admissions recorded for each of the 23 resettlement units was as follows:

Resettlement Units outside LondonLocationTotal Number of admissions
Crown Quay LodgeSittingbourne, Kent1,528
GlasgowBishopbriggs, Glasgow687
LeicesterWigston, Leicester872
NewburyBerkshire Chester-le-Street, Co.3,699
South WalesBridgend, Mid-Glamorgan1,432
WalkdenWorsley, Manchester3,597
West MidlandsStourbridge, Worcestershire2,091
Resettlement Units in LondonLocationTotal number of admissions
CamberwellPeckham, SE1549,558
CamdenBirkenhead Street, WC1798
Cedars LodgeCedars Road, SW4431
Bridge HouseKingsdown Close, W10403
Lancelot Andrewes HouseGt. Guildford Street, SE1191
Pound LodgePound Lane, NW101,317
Spur HouseEnnersdale Road, SE13626
West End HouseDean Street, W111,490
Comparable figures for Camberwell resettlement unit in 1979–80 and 1977–78 are 62,570 and 68,454 respectively. Figures for 1978–79 could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.All figures to relate to activity and not to individuals. Some people will have been admitted on more than one occasion and to more than one resettlement unit.