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"Growing Older"

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many more local authorities have established joint training activities for professionals working with elderly people with health authorities since the publication of "Growing Older".

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many district health authorities and local social services departments have introduced extensions to community support for frail elderly people under the joint finance arrangements since the publication of "Growing Older".

The information is not readily available. Of the total sum spent by health authorities on jointly financed development of personal social services, about 40 per cent, is estimated to have been spent directly or indirectly on services for elderly people. Total Joint Finance expenditure in 1981–82 was about £76 million.