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Caring for the Carers

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 1st May 1986.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair , Sedgefield 5:06 pm, 1st May 1986

Is the Minister aware that in constituencies such as mine, where Winterton hospital cares for many psycho-geriatric patients, patients are gradually being released into the community? Is he further aware that that is causing tremendous problems for the families looking after them informally? The worst thing that could happen would be for the services provided by local authorities to be cut.