HC Deb 14 March 1972 vol 833 c47W
30. Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what studies he is undertaking to assess the value of home care services; and what plans he has to improve these services.

Sir K. Joseph

My Department's research and development programme includes a wide range of research in home care services. I am sending my hon. Friend the published programme.

I have issued circulars of guidance to local authorities in recent months setting out ways in which home care services can be improved: two particular examples are circular 53/71 on home help and related services and circular 13/72 on community health services.