§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many day care centres for the mentally handicapped and disabled there are in Dorset; and how this figure compares with the national average per head of population for social service authorities.
§ Sir George Young
The number of places available is as follows:
Places available on 31 March 1980 Rate per 100,000 population over 16 (mid-1979 population estimate) Adult Training Centres for the mentally handicapped Dorset 665 140 England 42,337 118 Day places for the physically handicapped Dorset 80 17 England 9,756 27
In addition, Dorset has a day centre with 100 places, some of which may be available for the physically handicapped.