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Outdoor Poor Relief Highlights
These pages present statistics on Outdoor Poor Relief and the Infirmary. Key highlights with graphs for each area are presented first, then follow the ‘continue’ link for more detailed tables.
Recipients: The Poor Relief roll counted 882 persons in January 2001, while as of December 2001 there were 889. Throughout the year, 110 new cases were added, while 103 either died or were removed from the roll.
Recipients are almost evenly split by gender, with 53% female and 47% male. The bulk of recipients are 60 years and over (43%) while 11% are under 20 years. 306 recipients were children, with 67% dependents and the rest under their own names.
Budget: The total expenditure for dole, clothing, medication, transportation and rent is $2,711,956, with 95% going to dole payments. In-kind donations such as clothing and maintenance of facilities (for example, painting) are critical to the Poor Relief department; any donations are gratefully received.
Street People: During 2001, the Poor Relief department counted 42 street people.
Temporary Relief: Poor Relief provided 42 people with temporary relief at an average expenditure of $500 each.
Burials: The department provided burial services for 75 people, with an average expenditure of $2,745.
Referrals: Poor Relief officers referred 200 people to other agencies: Police, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Blossom Gardens Children’s Home, Ministry of Education (schools), Family Court, Ministry of Housing, other Parish Council departments and Red Cross health centers.

Infirmary Highlights
Recipients: As of December 2001, the infirmary counted 82 people. The majority (62%) are male, while 65% were over 60 years of age with no patient (0%) under 20 years of age.
Budget: Total expenditure for 2001 was $254,1973.20, with 40% of expenditures on food.Other expenditure categories are drugs, food, building & upkeep, burial, utilities, sanitation and miscellaneous.

Statistics

Clients by Age & Gender
Total Under 20 years 20 - 39 years 40 - 59 years 60 years and Over
M F M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total
414 475 52 49 101 76 69 145 137 132 269 152 222 374

 

Clients - January 2001 to December 2001
January Added Died Struck Off December
M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total
413 469 882 63 47 110 32 21 53 30 20 50 414 475 889

 

Children
Children in own names Children as Dependents Children in R/Homes Grand Total
M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total
50 50 100 107 99 206 0 0 0 157 149 306

 

Outdoor Poor Relief Expenditure
Dole Clothing* Medical Comfort Transportation** Rental Total
$2,595,700.00 $1,480.00 $45,671.35 $26,900.00 $42,205.00 $2,711,956.35

Notes:
* Clothing expenditure is very small as most clothing is donated by Food for the Poor and other organizations.
** This expenditure includes transportation costs for school children. Education expenditure is not included as it is cost-shared with the Ministry of Education, which provides waiver letter for school fees. In-kind donations such as clothing and maintenance (eg painting) are critical to the Poor Relief department; any donations are gratefully received.

Street People

Return Of Street People Population, Shelter & Other Public Care
January 2001 - December 2001
Street People Population (Adult) Street People Population (Children) No. on Poor Relief Role No. Receiving Shelter Care No. Not Participating in Street Care No. in Reciept of Other Care
M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total
37 5 42 0 0 0 2 3 5 22 4 26 4 4 8 9 2 11

Temporary Relief

Recipients of Temporary Relief January 2001 to December 2001
M F Total Total Expenditure Average Expenditure Per Person
26 16 42 $21,000 $500

 

Clients January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
No. of Registered Poor Persons Receiving Aid No. Of Destitute Persons Receiving Aid Total
53 22 75

 

Expenditure  January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
Item Expenditure Average $ Per Person
Coffins $108,000.00 $2,746.96
Other Costs $98,022.00 -
Total $206,022.00 -

 

Clients Conditions by Age and Sex
Types of Condition Age Range Male Female
Active Residents 34 - 64 5  4
Alzheimer 78 - 80 2
Arthritis 44 - 84 17 10
Blindness 52 - 89 15 4
Breast Cancer 75 - 1
Cardiac Disease 40 - 78 3 -
Cataract 60 - 89  2 10
Dementia/Psychiatry 36 - 84 14 14
Epilepsy 27 - 80 2
Glaucoma 56 - 80 12 4
Hemiplegic 76 - 78 3 -
Hypertension 56 - 80 9 9
Mute 76 - 80 - 2
Peripheral Vascular 40 - 82 3 1
Disease - - -
Prostate Cancer 60 - 80 2 -

Prepared by: Nurse Wilson & Ms. Thompson

Clients by Age & Gender
Total Under 20 years 20 - 39 years 40 - 59 years 60 years and over Grand Total
M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total M F Total  
51 31 82 0 0 0 4 3 7 14 6 20 33 22 55 82

 

Infirmary Expenditure 2001
Drugs Food Transport Building/ Upkeep Burial Clothing Bedding Equipment Utility Sanitation Misc Total
$80,000 $997,903 0 $231,493 9,700 0 0 $200,000 $693,813 329,063 $2,541,973

Notes:
* Clothing and bedding expenditure is nil as supplies are donated by Food for the Poor and other organizations.