§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of (a) the administrative costs and (b) the staff costs of community care services within the personal social services budget; and if he will distinguish where possible between the main catogories of staff involved.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information about staff costs returned to the Department by local authorities is categorised only by type of service. Information on "fieldwork" coversall social worker costs (that is, including social work with clients in residential care). The latest details available to the Department are as follows:
1982–83 (£ million)
Community care services (including day care): Staff costs Home helps 241 Day nurseries 60 Adult training centres 54 Other day care 54 Other support services 28 Related administrative costs 92 Fieldwork: Staff costs—social workers 246 Related administrative costs 77