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Residential Homes

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places are currently provided by local authorities for the elderly in residential homes in each county in England and Wales.

The provisional number of places in local authority homes for elderly people as at 31 March 1988, by local authority, is set out in the table. Information for Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Number of places in local authority homes for elderly people, by local authority, as at 31 March 1988 (provisional)
Local authorityNumber of places
Cleveland1,433
Cumbria1,641
Durham1,805
Northumberland792
Gateshead623
Newcastle upon Tyne866
North Tyneside506
South Tyneside508
Sunderland842
Humberside2,292
North Yorkshire1,984
Barnsley708
Doncaster718
Rotherham712
Sheffield1,720
Bradford1,425
Calderdale646
Kirklees1,156
Leeds2,083
Wakefield738
Cheshire2,156
Lancashire3,863
Bolton667
Bury445
Manchester1,613
Oldham618
Rochdale565
Salford730
Stockport587
Tameside455
Trafford521
Wigan803
Knowsley223
Liverpool1,391
Sefton701
St. Helens306
Wirral962
Hereford and Worcester1,160
Shropshire1,034
Staffordshire2,130
Warwickshire865
Birmingham2,317
Coventry598
Dudley542

Local authority

Number of places

Sandwell911
Solihull352
Walsall678
Wolverhampton687
Derbyshire2,033
Leicestershire2,116
Lincolnshire1,419
Northamptonshire1,234
Nottinghamshire2,152
Bedfordshire1,098
Berkshire1,113
Buckinghamshire1,053
Cambridgeshire1,344
Essex3,301
Hertfordshire1,742
Norfolk1,799
Oxfordshire1,185
Suffolk1,478
Camden553
Greenwich556
Hackney497
Hammersmith461
Islington601
Kensington298
Lambeth667
Lewisham760
Southwark492
Tower Hamlets378
Wandsworth570
Westminster505
City of London0
Barking412
Barnet520
Bexley439
Brent437
Bromley450
Croydon560
Ealing595
Enfield537
Haringey456
Harrow379
Havering490
Hillingdon498
Hounslow432
Kingston upon Thames253
Merton262
Newham578
Redbridge477
Richmond upon Thames349
Sutton296
Waltham Forest461
Dorset1,345
Hampshire2,751
Isle of Wight316
Kent2,807
Surrey1,978
East Sussex1,520
West Sussex1,532
Wiltshire1,153
Avon2,470
Cornwall1,008
Devon2,204
Gloucestershire1,075
Somerset1,065
Isles of Scilly10
England110,598