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Disabled Persons (Housing Adaptations)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will authorise the publication of an explanatory leaflet on housing adaptations for disabled people as recommended in the report "Organising House Adaptations for Disabled People" produced jointly by his Department and the Department of Health and Social Security.

The recommendation to which the right hon. Gentleman refers is that local authorities should themselves issue a booklet describing the adaptation services available locally for disabled people. This is primarily a matter for local decision, but I am considering whether any further advice is necessary to supplement that which has already been issued to local authorities in departmental circulars and in the information pack accompanying the film "Housing for the Disabled". I am sending a copy of the latter to the right hon. Gentleman.