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Home Helps

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many home helps are employed to serve the elderly population in the Bolton area; what is the home help-elderly householder ratio; and what is the hourly rate of pay which such employees receive.

Information is not available centrally about the number of home helps involved directly with the elderly. However, the total number (whole-time equivalents) of home helps in Bolton at 30 September 1988 was 377; the rate per 1,000 population aged over 65 was 9 8. Information on rates of pay is not held by the Department.