HL Deb 16 November 1982 vol 436 cc513-4WA
Baroness Fisher of Rednal

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are able to report any pilot schemes for housing of sensorily handicapped persons which the Government are helping to promote either from their own or EEC resources.

Lord Bellwin

The Housing Corporation, with central Government grant, support the provision of housing association hostels for frail elderly people, a proportion of whom suffer from sensory handicaps. In addition, a number of housing association hostels have been provided specifically for the sensorily handicapped. For example, a hostel for mult-ihandicapped blind people in Birmingham, with accommodation for 16 people, has been provided by Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind Housing Association; a hostel for 7 pre-lingually deaf people, with additional handicaps has been provided in Wandsworth by the Harding Housing Association.