HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 cc132-3W
20. Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to improve the services for the elderly with psychiatric problems.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

My hon. and learned Friend gave details of the plans for encouraging the setting up of comprehensive psychiatric services for elderly people with psychiatric disorders in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. McNair-Wilson) on 20 January 1983.—[Vol. 35, c.206.] An extra £6 million is being made available over the next three years to help the initiative along, and detailed guidelines for the development of the range of services required by elderly mentally ill people are given in the health advisory service report "The Rising Tide" which was issued at the same time.