Reference HLG 900/26
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Allowances. Special allowance for children requiring treatment
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Alresford, Ascot, Ashford, Bagshot, Battersea, Bermondsey, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Carshalton, Cornwall, Cranbrook, Crowborough, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Easthampstead, Fulham, Hailsham, Hatfield, Hitchin, Jarrow, London, Maldon, Newhaven, Northampton, Seaford, Sevenoaks, Shipston-on-Stour, Swanley, Tadworth, Tilford, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Ventnor, Weston, Weston-super-Mare, Winchester, Windsor, Wing, Woking, Woolwich
Organisations County Councils, General Post Office, Invalid Children's Aid Association, Rural District Councils, Women's Voluntary Service


A file of documents concerning special billeting allowances for sick and disabled children from London requiring treatment. Subjects covered in the file include requests by the Invalid Children's Aid Association on the behalf of children requiring treatment for suitable billeting arrangements, and increases in billeting allowances due to the need for special care; the transfer of children to new billets; and the issues faced by householders, including the poor behaviour of child evacuees. Other subjects discussed include the separation of children from mothers who are unfit to parent, for the sake of child welfare; and a child who was found not to have any medical conditions despite multiple examinations, though still needed special billeting provisions. Documents in the file include the charity's forms detailing the medical conditions of the child to be billeted; and correspondence notifying local authorities of the decisions made regarding special billeting provisions and allowance increases.


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