Reference HLG 900/49
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Handicapped Classes. Aged and infirm
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Health and welfare, Reception and billeting
Document Types Official Correspondence, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Etchingham, Hindhead, Surrey
Organisations County Councils


A file of documents relating to hostel accommodation for aged and infirm Jewish evacuees at The Grange, Hindhead, Surrey. Subjects covered in the file include a request for Surrey County Council to requisition The Grange to use as special hostel accommodation; the admittance of Gentiles if the numbers of Jews admitted are too few; and the eligibility of evacuees for admittance, which is restricted to those who become ill after evacuation and need special treatment. Other subjects discussed include the issue of the government not directly transferring evacuees to special hostels in reception areas; a request for the hostel for admit blind evacuees; and a request for Jews to be given preference for admission. Documents in the file include a list of residential homes for the elderly in Surrey, including the addresses of the properties, and the number of occupied or vacant beds.


accommodation, administration, billeting, blindness, disability, evacuation, evacuees, healthcare, homelessness, hostels, housing, Jews, old age, reception areas, refugees, requisitioning, voluntary organisations

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