Request for information relating to pre and post 18 direct payments

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Louise reecejones

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to ask for the figures relating to the number of young people for the following:
1. All young people who were aged 17 and turning 18 years old and were in receipt of direct payments between 2015/16?
2. All young people who were aged 17 and turning 18 years old and were in receipt of direct payments between 2016/17?
3.Who are or were aged 17 and have already or will be 18 years old and were or are in receipt of direct payments between 2017 to current date?
4. Of all the young people in question 1/2/3 please provide data as to how many continued or will continue to receive direct payments post 18 years old without any delay or stoppage in service?
5. How many of these young people received a letter stateing their direct payments who stop at 18 years old and they would be required to reapply through CADT?
6. How many of these young people (please indication by years) where is a receipt of an EHCP or statement of SEN?
7. How many young people currently have their direct payments written in to their plan and therefore ceasing the provision would cause the plan not to be delivered.
8. What is the current wait at 18 years by adult social care to carry out a full needs assessment and put back in place direct payments.
9. What impact assessment has been carried out on the impact this loss of essential, assessed provision will have. Please enclose impact assessment.
10. Can parents apply earlier than 18 to adult services for an assessment to ensure continuation in service?
11. Why are children’s services (Christine Barber) sending out letters to families stating direct payments will stop at age 18 years, and that they should reapply to adult service at age 18 years?
12. Please give us an upto date structure plan of transition from children’s services to adult services, including the pathway established by Wirral to ensure no young person slips through the net at 18 years old.

Yours faithfully,

Louise reecejones

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Reece Jones

 

We write further to your enquiry of 28 March 2018, made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

 

We are currently working upon a comprehensive response to all points of
your enquiry, however, we would ask that you clarify Q3 of your request
which states;

                                                                                                                                                            

3.Who are or were aged 17 and have already or will be 18 years old and
were or are in receipt of direct payments between 2017 to current date?

 

It is unclear as to exactly what information this point seeks.  Once we
receive your clarification we will endeavour to issue a response as
quickly as possible within 20 working days of receipt.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[1]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

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Louise reecejones

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

3. All young people who are currently aged 17 years or were aged 17 years who were before reaching 18 or are currently in receipt of direct payments between 2017 to current date?

Yours sincerely,

Louise reecejones

Louise reecejones

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

I am requesting an internal review as the information I have requested has still not been supplied. I fully appreciate that you asked for clarification. I supplied that and I have still not received a response.

I understand by Law I am now entitled to ask for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Louise reecejones

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mrs Reecejones

 

We write further to your recent Freedom of Information request and
apologise for the delay in responding.  Please see below the Council’s
response to your enquiry in bold, embedded within your original request.

 

1. All young people who were aged 17 and turning 18 years old and were in
receipt of direct payments between 2015/16? – 23

 

2. All young people who were aged 17 and turning 18 years old and were in
receipt of direct payments between 2016/17? – 20

 

3.Who are or were aged 17 and have already or will be 18 years old and
were or are in receipt of direct payments between 2017 to current date?
Clarified as:  since 2017 to date how many 17 year olds have been in
receipt of direct payments? – 27

 

4. Of all the young people in question 1/2/3 please provide data as to how
many continued or will continue to receive direct payments post 18 years
old without any delay or stoppage in service?

All young people will continue to receive DP’s if they are assessed as
requiring this support.  This will be from either an assessment from
transition or adult services at age 17.5yrs.

 

5. How many of these young people received a letter stateing their direct
payments who stop at 18 years old and they would be required to reapply
through CADT? – 14

 

6. How many of these young people (please indication by years) where is a
receipt of an EHCP or statement of SEN?

7. How many young people currently have their direct payments written in
to their plan and therefore ceasing the provision would cause the plan not
to be delivered.

 

In response to questions 6 & 7 the Council has no recorded information
which is extractable by electronic means.  A manual exercise would need to
be undertaken which would exceed the Section 12 timescale. The Council
relies on Section 12 (1) of the Freedom Of Information Act to refuse this
part of your request.

 

8. What is the current wait at 18 years by adult social care to carry out
a full needs assessment and put back in place direct payments. This
information is not held by the Council and should be redirected to
[1]https://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touc...

 

9. What impact assessment has been carried out on the impact this loss of
essential, assessed provision will have. Please enclose impact assessment.

If the provision has been assessed as necessary then there is no loss of
provision. An assessment will either be completed on transition cases and
payments would continue or those in the review tray will be referred into
adults CADT at age 17.5yrs for a Care Act assessment and again there will
be no loss as the payments will transfer from children’s to adults
services.

 

10. Can parents apply earlier than 18 to adult services for an assessment
to ensure continuation in service? 

Yes. Parents are advised to refer into adult CADT for an assessment at age
17.5yrs if not already open to children’s services.

 

11. Why are children’s services (Christine Barber) sending out letters to
families stating direct payments will stop at age 18 years, and that they
should reapply to adult service at age 18 years?  This is not a request
for recorded information.

 

12. Please give us an upto date structure plan of transition from
children’s services to adult services, including the pathway established
by Wirral to ensure no young person slips through the net at 18 years old.

The Transition protocol is a multi-agency protocol which is currently in
draft form, it will be published and available at a future date.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the Council’s handling of your request.
Please direct any request for an internal review to
[2][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an internal review you also
have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, who can be
contacted at [3]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[4]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[5][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[6]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

 

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