HC Deb 01 April 1993 vol 222 c411W
Mr. John Townend

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average cost to public funds of mentally handicapped patients in small group homes in Wales, including their DHS benefit; and what is the, corresponding figure for long-stay accommodation.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The cost of providing a home and support in the community varies widely according to individual need. It can be slightly greater than providing support in long-stay institutions. The additional cost is spent to ensure a better quality of life in the community.

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