Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]
The number of mental defectives on the register of the
Occupation Centre on 31/12/49, was 33 (16 males, 17 females).
With the exception of 2 females who attend afternoons only, all
attend for the whole day.
MENTAL DEFECTIVE OCCUPATION CENTRE.
Sessions and Attendances, 1940.
|No. of sessions held during the year||233||233|
|Average attendances per session||12.02||11.33||11.8||13.0|
Total attendances, males 5,555, females 5,668, total 11,223.
There were no defectives awaiting admission to the Centre on
During the year under review, the defectives attending the
Centre made the following articles, which were sold for the sum of
£128 8s. Od.—2 settee backs, 1 needle case, 3 knitting bags, 6 teapot
stands, 13 soft toys, 2 pair gloves, 1 scarf, 1 canvas bag, 3 string
bags, 2 oak stools, 7 small mats, 7 piano runners, 3 peg bags,
17 chair backs, 12 tea cosies, 6 shopping bags, 44 cushion covers,
17 wool rugs, 1 rag rug, repairs to rugs and baskets.
DULY AUTHORISED OFFICERS. Details of Visits, etc., 1949.
|Mental Deficiency Acts 1913-38||Lunacy and Mental Treatment Acts||Grand Total of visits and attendances|
|Guardianship||Statutory Supervision||Friendly Care||Home reports for patients detained in institutions||Occupation Centre||Total visits orattendances||Patients reported to be in need of treatment||After-Care||Park View Therapeutic Social Club||Total visits or attendances|
|No. of visits and attendances||160||1,148||124||169||69||1,670||1,159||576||44||1,779||3,449|