SEND and ASC transport spend

HCT Group made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

We are doing some research into the value of council / authority Special Education Needs & Disability and Adult Social Care transport contracts operated by private hire operators. To this end, could we please request your assistance in obtaining the information below, for your council / authority, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Data request:
For the last 3 financial years (by year), and latest financial year (estimated):
1. Spend on Special Education Needs & Disability [SEND] transport i.e. taking children with SEND to and from school
2. Number of SEND passengers transported
3. Value of all council / authority SEND transport contracts awarded to taxi operators (PHV) (excluding coach hire)

4. Spend on Adult Social Care [ASC] transport i.e. taking elderly passengers to and from day centres
5. Number of ASC passengers transported
6. Value of all council / authority ASC transport contracts awarded to taxi operators (PHV) or taxi operators (excluding coach hire)

If actual figures aren’t available, is it possible to provide estimates instead? If yes, we would be grateful if you could indicate which figures are estimated.

By ‘contract awarded’ we mean in all contracts regardless of contracting approach e.g. open tender, framework, dps, or other.

Format: Please send through data in whichever format is easiest for you.

Clarification: If the request is unclear, please accept our apologies and let us know what clarification is needed. Similarly if it is not possible to provide the information requested due to it exceeding the cost of compliance limits, we would be grateful if you could advise as to how we might refine our request accordingly.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your response.

Many thanks,
Tracey Vickers on behalf of HCT Group

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Vickers

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information enquiry. We are currently working on your request, however for the sake of clarity, please advise when referring to 'ASC' do you mean Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Adult Social Care (ASC) ?

We look forward to hearing from you by return.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Senior Information Management Officer
Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Apologies for the extreme delay in responding. By ASC I mean Adult Social Care. Sincere apologies for not being clearer at the start.

Yours sincerely,

HCT Group

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you and apologies for the lack of clarity. For this request, I mean Adult Social Care.

Yours sincerely,

HCT Group

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

We have not yet received your reply, please can you give us an update. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

HCT Group

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Vickers

A response is due on or before 3 July 2018 which is 20 working days following receipt of your clarification. We are currently working on your request and anticipate being able to meet this deadline.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Principal Information Management Officer
Business Management - Digital

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Vickers

 

We write further to your recent Freedom of Information request in which
you asked:

 

For the last 3 financial years (by year), and latest financial year
(estimated):

1.            Spend on Special Education Needs & Disability [SEND]
transport i.e. taking children with SEND to and from school

2.            Number of SEND passengers transported

3.            Value of all council / authority SEND transport contracts
awarded to taxi operators (PHV)  (excluding coach hire)

4.            Spend on Adult Social Care [ASC] transport i.e. taking
elderly passengers to and from day centres

5.            Number of ASC passengers transported

6.            Value of all council / authority ASC transport contracts
awarded to taxi operators (PHV) or taxi operators (excluding coach hire)

 

 

In response, please see the table below.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| |SEND spend|SEND|SEND PHV |ASC Spend |ASC No’s|Total ASC taxi |
|Year | |No’s|value | | |Spend |
|-------+----------+----+----------+-----------+--------+----------------|
|2015-16|5,231,286 |1059|2,100,538 |£1,033,003 |366-415 |£134,781 |
|-------+----------+----+----------+-----------+--------+----------------|
|2016-17|5,216,434 |1046|1,448,204 |£1,050,026 |356-401 |£133,004 |
|-------+----------+----+----------+-----------+--------+----------------|
|2017-18|5,197,810 |1093|£2,422,960|£1,000,133.|319-370 |£108,391 |
| | | | | | | |
| | | |  | | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Management - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

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Dear Lynette,

Thank you very much for your response and providing all the information requested. I am most grateful for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Tracey Vickers on behalf of HCT Group