§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those organisations with which his Department liaised in the earlier "supporting the informal carers initiative", indicating which were directly consulted before setting up the new "Helping the Community to Care" scheme.
Helping the Community to Care Programme Name of Element Organisations which have agreed to manage part of the programme 1. Home from hospital schemes for elderly patients Age Concern British Red Cross Society 2. Information and training for careers of elderly people suffering from incontinence Kings Fund Age Concern 3. Support for elderly members of ethnic minorities * 4. Development officers for self help/mutual aid groups NCVO Volunteer Centre 5. After-care for patients with chronic schizophrenia Southampton, Salford and one other health authority 6. Industrial therapy advice unit British Institute for Industrial Therapy 7. Open university Course on community care for mentally handicapped people MENCAP 8. Community resource centre for mentally handicapped people * 9. Information and training for informal careers Kings Fund 10. Demonstration districts for services for informal careers * 11. Family self-help centres * 12. Asian mother and baby campaign Save the Children Fund Small number of health authorities * Discussions still in progress.