Mental Health: Spending — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 27th January 2014.

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Photo of The Bishop of Leicester The Bishop of Leicester Convenor of the Lords Spiritual 2:37 pm, 27th January 2014

My Lords, between 2011 and 2012 home support services saw a decrease of some 5.5% in expenditure. Can the noble Baroness tell us what impact this is likely to have on the mental well-being of people living with dementia and their carers? How can this impact be monitored if detailed spending figures are not yet available?