§ Dr. Owen
It is estimated that about 30 people in the Peterborough division of Cambridgeshire could benefit from day care or training, but facilities cannot at present be provided for them by the social services department. The county council is considering providing additional facilities in Peterborough. Elsewhere in the county sufficient provision exists to meet known need, but the Director of Social Services is aware of a few mentally handicapped adults in rural areas whose degree of handicap precludes their undertaking the journey to the nearest centre.
Hospital day care facilities are available in Cambridge and Peterborough where cases are admitted on referral by consultants. The hospitals are able at present to accept any patients considered to be in medical need of day care, whose families wish them to have it.