Reference HLG 900/51
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Handicapped Classes. Cripples
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Health and welfare, Evacuation scheme
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Edinburgh, Ely, London, Ongar, Stoke Newington, Winchmore Hill
Organisations County Councils


A file of government correspondence relating to the special billeting arrangements for evacuated disabled children from London. Subjects covered in the file include the reuniting of girls from the Hallwick Cripples Home in Winchmore Hill at billeting in Ongar, after to the dispersal of half of the children across the country; the financial responsibility of parents in providing care for their children; and the financial burden faced by reception areas. Other subjects covered include the difficulty in providing care for children on the Isle of Ely; a delay in evacuating a boy from Stoke Newington due to his late registration and the lack of available accommodation; and the issue of a boy whose mother needs to make private billeting arrangements for him, as he cannot remain in hospital in Edinburgh and is ineligible to join the official evacuation scheme.


accommodation, air raids, air-raid precautions, billeting, childcare, children, disability, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, healthcare, holidays, hospitals, housing, local authorities, parents, priority classes, reception areas, schools, teachers

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