HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 cc573-4W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he is able to announce the names of the local projects in the United Kingdom assisting disabled people which have been selected to participate in the European Community Helios programme.

Mr. Scott

I am pleased to announce that 15 United Kingdom projects have been selected, covering a wide range of types of disability and geographical location. Both the statutory and voluntary sectors are represented, and I am confident that all the projects will make an excellent contribution to the exchanges of experience and learning across Europe made possible by the EC Helios programme. The projects selected for each of the Commissions four networks are as follows:

Social Integration and Independent Living East Sussex Pilot Project, Brighton. Coleshill Social Centre, Llanelli, Dyfed. Waltham Forest Disability Resource Centre, Walthamstow, London. Grampian Health Board independent living project for mentally handicapped clients.

Vocational Rehabilitation Centres Billingham Employment Rehabilitation Centre, Cleveland. Enham Industries, Andover, Hampshire. Pengwern Hall (MENCAP), Rhuddlan, Clwyd. Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind. Court Grange, Royal National Institute for the Deaf, Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon. Atlantic House, Scottish Association for Mental Health (day services), Edinburgh.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Economic Integration Mobile Assessment Project, Department of Economic Development, Employment Rehabilitation Unit, Newtown Abbey, County Antrim. Disabled Access to Technology Association (DATA), Bradford. Outset, Wandsworth, London.

School Integration

Mr. Moore

The figures in table 15.8 of Cm. 615 in constant 1988–89 prices are shown in the table. Many people receive more than one benefit at the same time and detailed records of the numbers of all multiple beneficiaries and the combinations of benefits held within each client group are not kept. Therefore information on the numbers receiving benefits in each category and on the level of real expenditure per recipient in each category is not available. However table 15.6 of Cm. 615 provides details of the estimated numbers receiving each benefit at any one time.

River Bank School Project, Ashington, Morpeth, Northumberland.

Swansea College Project, Swansea, West Glamorgan.

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