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East Ham 1950

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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The number of mental defectives on the register of the Occupation
Centre on 31/12/50, was 35 (18 males, 17 females). With the exception
of 1 female who attends afternoons only, all attend for the whole day.

TABLE 39

MENTAL DEFICIENCY ACTS, 1913 - 1938 PARTICULARS OF MENTAL DEFECTIVES AS ON 1/1/51

MalesFemalesTotal
1. No. of ascertained mental defectives found "Subject to be dealt with":-
(a) In institutions (including cases on licence therefrom)Under 16 years of age81220
Aged 16 years and over7887165
(b) +Under guardianship (including cases on licence therefrom)Under 16 years of age---
Aged 16 years and over5813
(c) In "places of safety"-22
(d) Under statutory supervision (excluding cases on licence)Under 16 years of age211738
Aged 16 years and over8665151
(e) Action not yet taken under one of the above headings---
Total ascertained cases found to be "subject to be dealt with"198191389
MFT
No. of cases included in (b) to (e) above awaiting removal to an institution11213
2. No. of mental defectives not at present "subject to be dealt with" but over whom some form of voluntary supervision is maintained:-
Under 16 years of age---
Aged 16 years and over262349
Total number of mental defectives (1) plus (2)224214438
3. No. of mental defectives receiving training:-
(a) In day training centresUnder 16 years of age7815
Aged 16 years and over11920
(b) At home---
Total181735
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Total attendances, males 5,664, females 6,555, total 12,219
There was one defective awaiting admission to the Centre on
31/12/50.
During the year under review, the defectives attending the Centre
made the following articles:-
settee backs, needle cases, teapot stands, soft toys,
pairs gloves, piano runner, knitting bag, peg bags, string
bags, shopping bags, oak stools, small mats, tea cosies,
cushion covers, wool rugs, rag rugs, tray cloth, trays,
repairs to rugs etc.
TABLE 42.
DULY AUTHORISED OFFICERS.
DETAILS OF VISITS, ETC., 1950.
Mental Def iclency 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 or
attendances
Patients reported
to be in need of
treatment
After-Care
Park View Therapeutic
Social Club
Total visits or
attendances
No. of visits and
attendances
93
1,435
96
140
80
1,844
1,334
839
51
2,224
4,068


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