HC Deb 04 July 1975 vol 894 cc574-85W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the sheltered workshops on a county-by-county basis.

Mr. Harold Walker

The following table lists the sheltered workshops or factories in Great Britain county by county. Only those which are fully operational have been included.

County Run by the local authority Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority Run by a voluntary body independently Remploy Ltd.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Greater London
Barking Barking
Brent Royal London Society for the Blind.
Camden St. Pancras Sheltered Workshop.
Croydon Crosfield Industrial Unit.
Ealing Acton.
Greenwich Kidbrooke.
Hackney Incorporated Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind.
Hammersmith Lord Roberts Workshops.
Haringey Haringey Sheltered Workshop.
Islington Holloway.
Lambeth Brixton.
Newham London Borough of Newham Municiple Workshop.
Southwark Royal School for the Blind.
Blind Employment Factory.
—. London Association for the Blind.
English Metropolitan
Greater Manchester Bolton Industries for the Disabled (Blind), Bolton. Workshops for the Blind, Oldham. Bolton.
Wigan, Leigh & District Society for the Blind, Wigan. Denton.
SELNEC (Local Authority) Workshop, (Blind) Manchester. Manchester.
Cheadle Royal Industries Ltd. Radcliffe.
Merseyside St. Helens Corporation Workshops for the Blind (Incorporated). Sir Robert Jones Workshops, Liverpool. Lord Roberts Workshops, Liverpool. Aintree.
Liverpool Workshops and Birkenhead Society for the Blind. St. Helens.
South Yorkshire Barnsley Light Industries. Barnsley.
City of Sheffield Welfare of the Blind Department. Rotherham.
Sheffield (2).
Danum Light Industries, Doncaster.
Tyne and Wear Workshop for the Adult Blind (Palatine Products) Newcastle. Gateshead.
"Sunelm Products" Sunderland. Newcastle.
County Run by the local authority Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority Run by a voluntary body independently Remploy Ltd.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
West Midlands City of Birmingham Industrial Centre for the Blind. Industries for the Blind and Disabled, Wolverhampton. Meadway Works Birmingham (The Spastics Society). Coventry.
Walsall County Borough and Staffordshire County Council Institution and Workshop for the Blind.
West Yorkshire "ISCO 5" comprising—Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield blind workshops. Bradford.
Leeds (2).
English Non-Metropolitan Counties
Avon Bath Sheltered Workshop. Bristol Royal Workshops for the Blind. Industrial Therapy Organisation (Bristol) Limited. Bristol (2).
Bedfordshire Lu Dun Ltd., Dunstable.
The Incorporated Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind, Luton.
Dorset Bournemouth Workshop for the Disabled. Poole.
Durham Aycliffe.
East Sussex Barclay Workshop, Brighton.
Essex Southend.
Gloucestershire Alpha Works, Cinderford. Camphill Village Trust, Newnham. Lydney.
Ardent Works, Cheltenham.
Prospect Works, Gloucester.
Hampshire Mount Industries, Eastleigh. Enham Industries, Andover. Portsmouth.
City of Portsmouth Workshop for the Disabled (Blind Workshop). Yateley Industries, Near Camberley. Southampton.
Hertfordshire The Watford Sheltered Workshop Limited.
Humberside South Humberside and Lindsey Blind Society, Scunthorpe. Hull (2).
Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind, Hull.
County Run by the local authority Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority Run by a voluntary body independently Remploy Ltd.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Kent Royal British Legion Industries, Maidstone.
Lancashire Mill Hill Sheltered Workshop, Handicraft and Social Centre (Blackburn Blind Workshop). Blackpool and Fylde Society for the Blind, Blackpool. Blackburn.
The Workshop of the Institute for Blind Welfare, Preston. Preston.
Cambridgeshire Westcombe Industrial Unit, Peterborough. Papworth Industries.
Cheshire Workshop for the Disabled (Blind Workshop) Warrington. Chester Blind Welfare Society, Chester. Barrowmore Industries, Great Barrow.
Cleveland The Hartlepools Workshops for the Blind. Hartlepool.
Teesside and District Institute for the Blind.
Cornwall Cornwall Disabled Association, Rentoul Workshop, Truro. Redruth.
Cumbria Cumbria Industries for Disabled People, Carlisle. Barrow.
Cleator Moor.
Derbyshire Alfreton.
Devon Ivor Thomas Sheltered Workshop, Barnstaple. St. Loyes College, Exeter. Plymouth.
Plymouth Sheltered Workshop.
Torbay Industrial Services, Paignton.
City of Exeter Workshops for the Disabled (Blind Workshop).
South Devon and Cornwall Institution for the Blind, Plymouth.
Leicestershire The Royal Leicestershire, Rutland and Wycliffe Society for the Blind, Leicester.
Norfolk The Norwich Institution for the Blind, Norwich. Norwich.
Northamptonshire Nordis Industries, Northampton. Northampton and County Association for the Blind.
County Run by the local authority Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority Run by a voluntary body independently Remploy Ltd.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Northumberland Ashington.
North Yorkshire The York Workshop for the Blind. The Camphill Village Trust, Botton Estate, Whitby. York.
Nottinghamshire Sherwood Industries, Mansfield. Royal Midland Institution for the Blind, Nottingham. Mansfield.
Portland Training College for the Disabled, Mansfield.
Oxfordshire Oxfordshire County Council Workshop for the Blind and Handicapped.
Somerset Somerset County Enterprises, Bridgwater.
Staffordshire Newpak Products, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Newcastle.
City of Stoke on Trent Workshop for the Blind (Challenge Products). Trentham.
Suffolk Granville Workshops (Blind), Ipswich.
Surrey Royal School for the Blind, Leather-head. Dorincourt Industries, Leatherhead.
Lord Roberts Workshop, Woking.
The Grange Training Centre and Workshop for the Handicapped, Bookham.
Thermega Ltd, Leatherhead.
Wiltshire Enterprise Works, Swindon.
Shelwork Industries, Salisbury.
Welsh Counties
Clwyd Wrexham.
Dyfed Llanelli. Carmarthenshire Blind Society, Llanelli Branch. Brynamman.
Gwent Monwel Hankinson Group, Newport Branch. Abertillery.
Monwel Hankinson Group, Pontypool Branch.
Monwel Hankinson Group, Tredegar Branch.
Gwynedd Llangefni.

County Run by the local authority Run by a voluntary body as the agent of the local authority Run by a voluntary body independently Remploy Ltd.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Mid Glamorgan Glamorgan County Council Workshops for the Blind, Pontypridd. Merthyr Tydfil Institution for the Blind, Merthyr Tydfil. Merthyr.
Glamorgan County Council Workshops for the Blind, Rhondda. Pentre.
Powys Cambrian Factory Ltd, Llanwrtyd Wells. Ystradgynlais.
South Glamorgan Cardiff Institute for the Blind (Incorporated) Cardiff.
West Glamorgan Swansea and South Wales Workshop for the Blind, Swansea. Neath.
Highland Northern Counties Institute for the Blind (Blindcraft Scotland) Inverness. Haven Products Ltd, Inverness.
Grampian The Royal Aberdeen Workshop (Blindcraft Scotland). Camphill Village Trust, Newton Dee, Aberdeen. Aberdeen.
Tayside The Royal Dundee Institution (Blindcraft Scotland). Dundee.
Lord Roberts Workshop, Dundee.
Fife Buckhaven.
Lothian Edinburgh Corporation Social Work Department, Craigmillar Works, Edinburgh (Blind). Scottish Braille Press, Edinburgh (Blind). Lord Roberts Workshops, Edinburgh. Edinburgh.
Scottish Council for the Care of Spastics Edinburgh.
Central Cobur Sheltered Workshop, Falkirk. Stirling.
Strathclyde The Royal Glasgow Workshop for the Blind (Blindcraft, Scotland). Princess Louise Scottish Hospital, Bishopton. Motherwell.
Haven Products Ltd, Largs. Springburn.
Beltane Products. Haven Products Ltd, Glasgow. Anniesland.
Scottish Epilepsy Association, Seaborn Industries, Glasgow. Hillington.
Hansel Village Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the construction of a sheltered workshop in the Medway health district; what is the Government's policy in connection with the construction of new workshops of this kind; what funds are available for this purpose; and what priority the Government attach to these facilities.

Mr. Harold Walker

The main representations received on this matter have been from the Chatham and District Disablement Advisory Committee, the Association of Kent Societies for Mentally Handicapped Children and the Medway District Community Health Council. My Department's policy is to support the expansion of sheltered employment facilities where the need has been demonstrated, where the project is viable, and where the resources are available. Remploy's building programme is entirely financed by my Department. In the case of voluntary body or local authority workshops my Department normally contributes up to 75 per cent. of approved capital costs. The priority given to the construction of sheltered factories and workshops depends upon the circumstances of the case and upon the competing claims for public funds.

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