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Brain Injury Rehabilitation (North-East)

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many places he commissioned at the Rehab UK brain injury rehabilitation centre in the North-East in each of the last three full financial years; how many places were allocated this year; and how many are planned for 2003–04. [104722]

Jobcentre Plus has a contract with Rehab UK to provide Work Preparation programmes for people with brain injuries. This provision is not commissioned in terms of a set number of places, but is purchased as and when required up to the financial limit of the contract.

The available information is in the table.

Financial year

Number of places accessed

1999–20006
2000–0121
2001–0229
2002–0323
2003–04123

1 Estimated

Note:

Spending on this provision increased by 23 per cent. in 2002–03 when compared with the previous year. However, because of a sharp rise (84.5 per cent.) in the unit cost of places at the Tyne and Wear centre, the number of customers accessing this provision fell.

Source:

Jobcentre Plus management information