Questions about social care

Alex Hansen made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

All questions are related to people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and residential care without nursing.

1. What is the Council's yearly spend (£) on adult social care? Preferably broken down into adults with learning disabilities, adults with autism and adults with physical disabilities.
2. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities (including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect this to change (increase/decrease)?
3. How many adults with learning disabilities living residential care want to leave residential care?
4. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in long-term/institutional care - and how does the Council expect this number to change (increase/decrease).
5. How many adults with disabilities does the Council support out of county?
6. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are their contact details? 7. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care (without nursing)?
8. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next framework entrance open for provision of care?
9. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and who is on that list?
10. Where can I find official and published reports about the strategic planning, short and long-term goal of the council? This is in order to better understand how the Council intends to position itself on a 3-10 year basis.
11. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact details?
12. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are unable to fill?
13. How do you commission accommodation for adults with disabilities?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hansen

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Dear Alex Hansen

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Ref: 0826/1718

Thank you for your correspondence received on 18 September 2017.

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Yours sincerely,

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
(01642) 527455
[Stockton on Tees Council request email]
www.stockton.gov.uk

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Dear Alex Hansen

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 0826/1718

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 18 September 2017. In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

All questions are related to people with disabilities, learning
disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only.
Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and
residential care without nursing.

 

Q1. What is the Council's yearly spend (£) on adult social care?
Preferably broken down into adults with learning disabilities, adults with
autism and adults with physical disabilities.

 

A1. This information is available from the Gov.uk website under “Local
authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2015 to 2016
individual local authority data – outturn” and can be accessed at the
following link:

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics...

 

Q2. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities
(including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently
support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect
this to change (increase/decrease)?

 

A2. 1079 Increase

 

Q3. How many adults with learning disabilities living residential care
want to leave residential care?

 

A3. The Council does not hold this information.  Individual social workers
will be working with service users and families to support them to achieve
the outcomes identified in the Care and Support Plan which, in some cases,
will include a change of accommodation from residential care.

 

Q4. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in
long-term/institutional care - and how does the Council expect this number
to change (increase/decrease).

 

A4. 288 Unknown

 

Q5. How many adults with disabilities does the Council support out of
county?

 

A5. 50

 

Q6. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are
their contact details? 

 

A6.      Strategic Procurement and Governance

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

[2]Municipal Buildings 

Church Road

Stockton-On-Tees

TS18 1LD

[3][email address]

 

Q7. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care
(without nursing)?

 

A7.The average weekly cost of a residential placement was £970

 

Q8. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per
service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next
framework entrance open for provision of care?

 

A8 The Council operates with frameworks where appropriate.  It is
anticipated the next framework will be tendered in 2018.

 

Q9. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and
who is on that list?

 

A9. There is currently no approved provider list for providers of learning
disability residential care and support.

 

Q10. Where can I find official and published reports about the strategic
planning, short and long-term goal of the council? This is in order to
better understand how the Council intends to position itself on a 3-10
year basis.

 

A10. All information on strategic planning is contained in the council
website:  [4]https://www.stockton.gov.uk/

 

There is also information in the Stockton Information directory
(specifically the Market Position Statement):
[5]http://stocktoninformationdirectory.org/...

 

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment can be viewed at:
[6]http://www.teesjsna.org.uk/stockton/

 

Q11. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact
details?

 

A11. Stockton Personalisation Support service is part of the Council. 
Details are available on the website
([7]https://www.stockton.gov.uk/adult-servic...
).

 

Q12. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are
unable to fill?

 

A12. Please refer to the Market Position Statement as highlighted in
question 10.

 

Q13. How do you commission accommodation for adults with disabilities?

 

A13. With reference to the evidence highlighted in the response to
question 10, the Council evaluates current and future needs and uses this
intelligence to develop models of accommodation and care (in partnership
with key stakeholder) which are subsequently procured and contract
managed.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to [8][Stockton on Tees Council request email] 

 

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the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
[9]www.ico.org.uk

 

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Croymans

Information Governance Team

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[10][Stockton on Tees Council request email]

[11]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

Thank you very much for your elaborate answer. Much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Hansen