asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the level of staffing for each resettlement unit; and how many staff at each unit have social work, psychiatric or other appropriate qualifications.
The staff complement for each resettlement unit, grade by grade, is set out in the table. Information on qualifications held by members of staff is not available.
Centre and address
HEO—Higher executive officer.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many beds were provided in each of the resettlement units during the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; what was the average occupancy for each unit during the same period; and whether there are any significant seasonal variations in the rate of occupancy.
The table shows the number of beds provided in each of the 23 resettlement units during the 12 months ended 24 September 1985 and the average occupancy level for each unit during that period.There are significant variations in the rate of occupancy.
|Unit||Beds available per night averaged out where necessary||Average occupancy percentage|
|Alvaston (Nr. Derby)||83||63·1|
|Crown Quay Lodge (Sittingbourne)||45||92·6|
|Plawsworth (Co. Durham)||118||54·0|
|South Wales (Nr. Bridgend)||64||66·8|
|West Midlands (Lye)||123||50·5|
|Winterbourne (Nr. Bristol)||70||86·6|
|Woodhouse (Nr. Sheffield)||96||75·9|
|Bridge House (North Kensington)||114||88·3|
|Cedars Lodge (Clapham)||100||84·6|
|Lancelot Andrews (Southwark)||60||84·1|
|Pound Lodge (Willesden)||79||78·4|
|Spur House (Lewisham)||149||94·0|
|West End House (Soho)||74||86·8|
|* Camberwell Resettlement Unit closed on 1 November 1985. During the months leading up to closure the policy of transferring residents to other units was accelerated.|