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Sheltered Accommodation

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report the number of sheltered schemes for the elderly, units in those sheltered schemes and other purpose-built dwellings for the elderly operated by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations.

[holding answer 30 November 1989]: In April 1989 there were 16,219 Local Authority sheltered dwellings and 23,111 other local authority dwellings designed for the elderly. Housing association data held centrally do not distinguish between sheltered and other purpose-built dwellings, and are not yet available for April 1989. However, in April 1988 there were 4,313 Housing Association dwellings designed for the elderly.