HL Deb 18 December 1961 vol 236 c646WA

asked Her Majesty's Government to provide details of the "Lewisham Experiment".


This is a survey, sponsored and financed by the King Edward VII Hospital Fund for London, which is being undertaken by the Government Social Survey. It covers a sample of households in Lewisham which include people aged 65 and over. The questions asked are designed to discover the ability of the old people to cope with the daily problems of living in their own homes, their mobility, and the use made of the health and welfare services available to help them. The survey will also show whether there are old people in need of help who are unknown to the statutory and voluntary bodies responsible for providing the services they need.

The field work started in April this year and it is hoped that the final report will be available in 1962.