Housing for mentally ill and mentally handicapped people
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Housing for mentally ill and mentally handicapped people a research study of housing provision in England and Wales, carried out on behalf of the Department of the Environment by Jane Ritchie

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


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StatementJane Ritchie and Jill Keegan ; with a financial profile by Nick Bosanquet.
ContributionsKeegan, Jill., Great Britain. Department of the Environment.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 94 p.
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20213048M

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