§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy with regard to the creation of community resource centres offering support to families to look after mentally handicapped people.
§ Mr. Rossi
I welcome all practical ways of providing support to families looking after mentally handicapped people. One way of doing so is through community mental handicap teams and units, as recommended by the development team for the mentally handicapped, but there are other ways and it is up to health and local authorities, in co-operation with voluntary bodies, to decide how best to provide for local needs and circumstances.