HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c346W
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.