HC Deb 07 December 1973 vol 865 cc501-2W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he has taken to provide hostels and services for homeless alcoholics.

Sir K. Joseph

I issued a circular in May outlining proposals to expand community services for alcoholics including a transitional scheme for capital and revenue grants to voluntary bodies providing hostels for homeless alcoholics and those requiring a period of support away from their normal environment.

Sir K. Joseph

Following are the figures :

Some funds have been made available also for the development of advisory services for homeless alcoholics. In addition, hospital treatment facilities are being improved and expanded.