§ Lord Holme of Cheltenham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the rules on the use of grants from the Housing Corporation by housing associations are intended to deny the provision of respite care when such care is available.
§ The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Viscount Ullswater)
The funding of respite care is not the responsibility of the Housing Corporation. This is a matter for social service 95WA authorities and it is for them to decide the best way of meeting individual needs. The Government has provided an extra £20 million in community care funding for respite and home care services this year, rising to £30 million next year.