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Home Helps

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the changes that have occurred in the total provision of home help services for each local authority in England and Wales over the last five years.

The readily available information on staffing and expenditure for individual social services departments in England is contained in tables 6, 46, 48 and 50 of the "Profiles of Local Authority Social Services" of which the latest issue covers the period 1984–85 to 1988–89. The annual publication by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, "Personal Social Service Statistics Actuals", of which the latest publication relates to 1989–90, contains information for each local authority on the numbers of clients receiving home care services and the number of hours of service received. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.Information for Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.