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Ec (Anti-Poverty Programme)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all projects submitted by the United Kingdom for the EEC second anti-poverty programme; and which of the projects were approved by the Commission.

a. Name of organisationLocation of projectBrief description of project
b. Title of project
a. The Beth Johnson FoundationHanleyTo increase the ability of the elderly to maintain or increase their health through self-care programmes and counselling
b. Self Health Care in Old AgeStoke-on-Trent
a. Barnardo'sWhitley BayTo develop the ability of the young unemployed to improve their life-style by community work, training etc.
b. Young People's Employment and Social CentreNorth Tyneside
a. Wolverhampton PolytechnicWolverhamptonTo overcome the social isolation of the long-term unemployed through the creation of groups and networks
b. Overcoming the social isolation of the long-term unemployed
a. Bolton Women's AidBoltonTo provide marriage guidance counselling, financial guidance and care, support and personal advice for single parent families and 2nd generation migrants
b. Fort Alice
a. Bristol One-Parent ProjectBristolTo draw potentially vulnerable one-parent families into the network of the project and to involve them as link workers to change attitudes and policies and provide child-care
b. Bristol One-Parent Action Research Project
a. National Council for one-parent familiesLondon, Wales, WestTo provide financial expertise and training to one-parent families
Midlands, North East, North
b. Consultancy Action ProgrammeWest and one other area
a. Age ConcernLancashireTo assist deprived and dependent elderly people in a rural development area
b. Mobile Rural Assessment and Development Unit
a. Toynbee Hall, Universities' settlement in East LondonLondon Borough of Tower HamletsTo help life chances of 2nd generation migrants and to provide social and educational activities
b. Sunley House Families' Centre
a. Newham Parents' CentreLondon Borough ofTo develop mutual aid networks with special interest in the handicapped
b. Newham Co-operative Integration SupportNewham
a. Name of organisationLocation of projectBrief description of project
b. Title of project
a. West Glamorgan Community Services CouncilUpper Valleys of West GlamorganTo develop self-help projects for low income disadvantaged families
b. West Glamorgan Valleys Development Project
a. Wales Council for Voluntary ActionMid-GlamorganTo assist the Elderly and Unemployed to improve their housing conditions
b. Take Care
a. South Glamorgan Care for the ElderlySouth GlamorganTo train selected Unemployed people in personal/practical skills relating to a two-tier support system for frail/disadvantaged Elderly people recently discharged from hospital
b. Hospital Discharge Scheme for the Elderly
Northern Ireland
a. Name of organisationLocation of projectBrief description of project
b. Title of project
Joint Project
a. Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action/Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust/Northern Ireland Rural AssociationWest Fermanagh South Armagh Glens of Antrim N. Tyrone and BelfastTo establish local community development centres to draft and implement local plans of action. The provision of two rural mobiles to deliver information and advice
b. Rural Deprivation in Northern Ireland: A Community Development Approach. A pilot Study in Rural Community Action and Mobile Service Delivery

In answer to the first part of his question, I refer the hon. Member to my predecessor's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Cornwall, South-East (Mr. Hicks) on 19 July, at columns 309–13.A list of the projects approved by the Commission is shown in the tables.

a. Name of organisation

Location of project

Brief description of project

b. Title of project

a. Strabane and District Citizen's Advice BureauStrabaneTo provide a mobile CAB free advice service for disadvantaged poor people in a rural area
b. Citizen's Advice Bureau Mobile Information and Advice Unit

Joint Project

a. Belfast Unemployed CentreNorth and West BelfastTo generate a data-base about the long-term unemployed develop education and training programme
b. Action-Research Project on Belfast's long-term unemployed
a. The Derry Unemployed Workers GroupLondonderryTo provide Welfare Rights and education assistance to long-term unemployed, including self-help
b. Perception of Poverty Study and Action Programme