HC Deb 12 June 1961 vol 642 c1W
4. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Health what is the estimated shortage of social workers for the physically handicapped; what is this figure expressed as a percentage of the total required; and what steps are being taken to remedy the shortage.

Miss Pitt

The unfilled need for social workers, concerned with the physically handicapped, cannot be estimated precisely. The establishment of a National Council for Social Work Training, and the provision of additional training courses, ought to help.

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