HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 c86W
Mr. Hoon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to develop a wider diversity in provisions for elderly people in need of care.

Mr. Yeo

We are taking forward a wide range of measures to encourage independent living in the community, and to minimise in-patient stays, consistent with high quality care. We are committed to the full implementation of community care from April 1993, and are putting in an extra £6 million starting in the current year to boost domiciliary care schemes and provide further help for carers.

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