Social care payments and arrears

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Dear Gloucestershire County Council,

Could you please help me out with the following FOI request?

1. In your local authority, on the latest date for which figures were available, can you provide the total number of people in your local authority area you have assessed as having to pay for any aspect of their social care, including but not limited to:
(a) home care
(b) day care
(c) community alarms
(d) other non-residential community care services?

2. How people are currently in arrears of payment of their social care charges (by this I mean having missed at least one payment)?

3. How many people currently have debt management procedures commenced against them by your authority for non-payment of social care charges (by this I mean any escalation in debt recovery, e.g. automated reminders, letter before action and referral to debt collection agency)?

4. How many people have had court proceedings begun against them relating to non payment of social care changes in 2017/18 and 2018/19?

I would like to receive the information electronically. Please contact me if you need any clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jon Parker-Dean

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 12695072

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 12695072 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 26 April 2019.
 
Request summary:
1. In your local authority, on the latest date for which figures were
available, can you provide the total number of people in your local
authority area you have assessed as having to pay for any aspect of their
social care, including but not limited to:
(a) home care
(b) day care
(c) community alarms
(d) other non-residential community care services?
2. How people are currently in arrears of payment of their social care
charges (by this I mean having missed at least one payment)?
3. How many people currently have debt management procedures commenced
against them by your authority for non-payment of social care charges (by
this I mean any escalation in debt recovery, e.g. automated reminders,
letter before action and referral to debt collection agency)?
4. How many people have had court proceedings begun against them relating
to non payment of social care changes in 2017/18 and 2018/19?
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 28 May
2019 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
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request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure we provide you with the
information you require.
 
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Yours faithfully

Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 12695072

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Dear Sir
 
I am pleased to provide a response to your request for information,
received on 26 April 2019 :

1. In your local authority, on the latest date for which figures were
available, can you provide the total number of people in your local
authority area you have assessed as having to pay for any aspect of their
social care, including but not limited to:
(a) home care
(b) day care
(c) community alarms
(d) other non-residential community care services?
2. How people are currently in arrears of payment of their social care
charges (by this I mean having missed at least one payment)?
3. How many people currently have debt management procedures commenced
against them by your authority for non-payment of social care charges (by
this I mean any escalation in debt recovery, e.g. automated reminders,
letter before action and referral to debt collection agency)?
4. How many people have had court proceedings begun against them relating
to non payment of social care changes in 2017/18 and 2018/19?

Please find this information attached.

Gloucestershire County Council has not withheld any information in
relation to this request under the exemptions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FoIA).

I will now close your request as of this date.

Yours faithfully
Stephen Taylor
Information Requests Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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