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Residential Homes

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, how many residential homes owned by local authorities are below the standards set out in the code of practice for registered private and voluntary homes.

The setting of standards for local authority residential homes is a matter for the authority concerned and information about them is not collected centrally as a matter of routine. However, there is no reason to suppose that standards of care in general are significantly below those envisaged in "Home Life".