Dear NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board,

Please could you tell me whether you implement a ‘same-sex’ personal care policy for your social care service users? Or if you have moved to a ‘gender based’ policy?

Does this policy apply to social care users who receive CHC funding provided by you, as well as those who receive council funded social care?

Please provide proof of your policy.

Do you instruct all care agencies in the area to comply with your policy or are each able to implement their own policy?

Yours faithfully,
Henrietta Cooper

FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL ICB - 15E), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board

Dear Henrietta Cooper

Thank You for your email received 17 August 2022 requesting information
regarding social care. Your request is being managed under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours Sincerely

 

 

FOI Team

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull

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FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL ICB - 15E), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board

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Dear Henrietta Cooper

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 18 August 2022. Your
request has been managed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

 

Your final response attached..

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

FOI Team

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull

First Floor | Wesleyan | Colmore Circus | Birmingham | B4 6AR

[1][email address] – Please direct all FOI queries to this e-mail address

[2]NHS Birmingham and Solihull (icb.nhs.uk)

 

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