§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give details of the projects so far approved as part of the central initiative to improve services for mental illness in old age.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Staffordshire, Moorlands (Mr. Knox) on 15 November 1983 at columns443–44 which gave brief details of 27 schemes. Since then a further project has been approved in the Oxford region. The East Berkshire health authority has been given support with the development of a community team service.
Under-fives initiative—Distribution of schemes as at 30 April 1984 Region and place Organisation Project Northern Newcastle Family Service Units Creche and play therapy worker Newcastle Gingerbread Day nursery Whitehaven National Playbus Association Howgill playbus in support of low income families Sunderland National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations Canterbury House family support centre Durham National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations Women's aid creche Bishop Auckland National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations Wear Valley women's aid creche Yorkshire and Humberside Rotherham The Children's Society Family Centre, Maltby Bradford Family Service Units Childminding development Bradford Gingerbread Day nursery Keighley Gingerbread Repairs to Keighley day-care centre Leeds Family Service Units Family care project Hull National Playbus Association Humble playbus in support of one-parent families Yorks ational Playbus Association Playbus Sheffield National Playbus Association Playbus Sheffield National Playbus Association Gypsy support group—mobile coach Keighley National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations Asian day nursery Hull National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations Women's aid children worker North Western Liverpool Family Service Units Knowsley play therapy worker Liverpool Gingerbread Drop in centre