§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will detail the schemes for community care initiated by his Department since publication of his Department's document "A Good Old Age".
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The purpose of "A Good Old Age" was to promote change and development in the pattern of services to elderly people. The response to that document demonstrated strong support from health and local authorities and other agencies for a policy of community care, and progress towards that objective is already being made through existing spending programmes. We intend to announce very soon the details of a grant scheme to stimulate more innovative and cost effective approaches to community care for the elderly.