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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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HOUSING ACT, 1957 - PART IV - OVERCROWDING
New cases investigated and recorded 3
Number of families involved 3
Number of persons involved 19
Cases relieved by:-
(a) Rehousing Authorities NIL
(b) Informal or formal procedure 4
Such action resulted in 19 persons being adequately housed.
Cases on register at 31st December, 1960 25
Number of persons involved 153
APPLICATIONS FOR RE-HOUSING
To assist the Council's Property Manager in arriving at a just
consideration of the merits of each application received a "pointing"
system was evolved, and became effective in May, 1953.
As applicable, points were awarded under the following headings:-
Sub-standard accommodation;
Ill—health (excepting Tuberculosis);
Tuberculosis;
Overcrowding; and
Other circumstances.
During the year, 5 applications were referred to the Public Health
Department, 4 originated from Chelsea residents and the remaining one
from an applicant living in another area. Each case was investigated3
in connection with ill-health including tuberculosis, and 2 in
respect of sub-standard accommodation, bringing the total number of cases
since May, 1953, to 334 residents and 95 non-residents.
The cases of 15 licensees in requisitioned premises and 5 tenants
in Council premises were also referred to this Department during the
year for an opinion or pointing on medical grounds. A total of 340
such cases have been dealt with since 1955.


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