HC Deb 24 March 1983 vol 39 c482W
Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many Camberwell resettlement unit users have been resettled in other accommodation as part of the running down of the unit; and if he will make a statement on his plan to close the unit and replace it with smaller units run by voluntary organisations.

Mr. Newton

The programme for the replacement of Camberwell resettlement unit announced by my predecessor on 20 November 1981—[Vol. 13, c. 264]—included proposals for the provision over the next five years of 985 bed spaces in hostels, the funding of which would be provided by the Department of the Environment, the Housing Corporation and the DHSS. To date 24 projects providing 214 bed spaces have been approved. All but two of these are expected to become operational between now and the spring of 1984 During this period there will be a commensurate running down of the accommodation provided at Camberwell.