HC Deb 03 December 1973 vol 865 cc305-6W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many occupational therapists are employed by each local authority social services department in Scotland ; how many such employees work principally in day centres for the physically handicapped ; how many are attached to social work teams for the purpose of domiciliary visits ; what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to increase their establishments for occupational therapists ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The numbers of occupational therapists employed by local authority social work departments at 31st December 1972 are set out in the tables below. The use of occupational therapists in social work departments has increased substantially in recent years. Local authorities have been asked to draw up proposals for the development of the social work services up to 1978, including forecasts of their needs for the services of occupational therapists.

Occupational TherapistsArea Teams or Headquarters
Counties Whole-time equivalent
Aberdeen and Kincardine 2
Argyll 1.6
Ayr 4
Banff 1
Caithness 0.25
Dunbarton 2
Fife 1
Lanark 5
Midlothian, East Lothian and Peebles 6
Moray and Nairn 1.5
Orkney 1
Perth and Kinross 2
Renfrew 2
Roxburgh 0.75
Stirling 1
West Lothian 2
Aberdeen 1
Airdrie 1
East Kilbride 3
Falkirk 1
Glasgow 9
Paisley 2
Perth 0.4
Occupational TherapistsDay Centres
Aberdeen and Kincardine 1
Clackmannan 1
Moray and Nairn 1
Roxburgh 1
Zetland 0.25
Aberdeen 1
Dumbarton 1
East Kilbride 2
Glasgow 1
Greenock and Port Glasgow 3

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