Mentally Ill People (Hansard, 3 December 1990)
HC Deb 03 December 1990 vol 182 cc38-9W
Mr. Raffan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of residential places for mentally people in Wales at the present time; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.

Mr. Grist

The number of residential places for mentally ill people in Wales is shown in the table:

As at 31 March 1979 1990
Accommodation provided by
Social services1 2329 349
Private registered homes 145 277
Voluntary registered homes 18 53
Other3 n.a. 100
Total 492 779
1 Includes staffed and unstaffed accommodation provided by local authority social services departments.
2 Excluding 129 mixed places which could accommodate either mentally ill or mentally handicapped people.
3Other providers include local authority housing authorities, housing associations, health authorities (excluding hospitals), unregistered private and voluntary homes (i.e. those catering for fewer than four people and which may be staffed or unstaffed).