§ 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 514WA 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.