Social care support and funding

Juliet Atkins made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following information on social care support (as set out in Section 8 of the Care Act 2014) and funding for the purposes of social care support for working age adults with a learning disability in your local authority area.
Where questions refer to ‘learning disability’, please include individuals with ‘learning disability’ as their primary support reason.

1. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had the care and support hours allocated in their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

2. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had the monetary value of their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

3. How many working age adults (aged 18-64) had the care and support hours allocated in their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had the monetary value of their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning disability has the council received in the following years?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

6. How many complaints about adult social care has the council received in the following years?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

7. Has the council made any cuts to the funding of social care services for adults with a learning disability in the following years? If so, for each year please tell us the how much funding has been cut by.
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

8. How many safeguarding concerns has the council received in the following years about adults with a learning disability?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

9. How many safeguarding enquiries (including, but not limited to, Section 42 enquiries) has the council received in the following years about adults with a learning disability?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

Yours faithfully,

Juliet Atkins

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 10 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
Freedom of Information request. We are awaiting a response from the
department and we endeavour to provide a response to you as soon as
possible.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

020 8921 5044

Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

[1]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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From: foi
Sent: 13 January 2020 14:01
To: 'Juliet Atkins' <[FOI #633826 email]>
Cc: foi <[Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-35901: Freedom of Information request - Social care support
and funding

 

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 10 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

 

Please disregard the earlier email issued to you at 15:32 today.  Our
response is as follows:

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following
information on social care support (as set out in Section 8 of the Care
Act 2014) and funding for the purposes of social care support for working
age adults with a learning disability in your local authority area.

Where questions refer to ‘learning disability’, please include individuals
with ‘learning disability’ as their primary support reason.

 

1. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had
the care and support hours allocated in their care package reduced in:

a. 2018/19             5             

b. 2017/18             2             

c. 2016/17             2             

d. 2015/16             4

e. 2014/15             3

Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local
authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour
reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker
ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please
exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

 

2. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had
the monetary value of their care package reduced in:

a. 2018/19             24 (this includes residential and community care
packages)

b. 2017/18             Information not held

c. 2016/17            Information not held

d. 2015/16             Information not held

e. 2014/15             Information not held

Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local
authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for
the reason ‘deceased’.

 

3. How many working age adults (aged 18-64) had the care and support hours
allocated in their care package reduced in:

a. 2018/19             70

b. 2017/18             41

c. 2016/17             35

d. 2015/16             32

e. 2014/15             23

Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local
authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour
reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker
ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please
exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

 

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had the monetary value of
their care package reduced in:

a. 2018/19             122 (this includes residential and community care
packages)

b. 2017/18            Information not held

c. 2016/17             Information not held

d. 2015/16             Information not held

e. 2014/15             Information not held

Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local
authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for
the reason ‘deceased’.

 

5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning
disability has the council received in the following years?

a. 2018/19            19

b. 2017/18             5

c. 2016/17             13

d. 2015/16             3

e. 2014/15             9

 

6. How many complaints about adult social care has the council received in
the following years?

a. 2018/19             220

b. 2017/18             241

c. 2016/17             300

d. 2015/16             226

e. 2014/15             202

 

7. Has the council made any cuts to the funding of social care services
for adults with a learning disability in the following years? If so, for
each year please tell us the how much funding has been cut by.

a. 2018/19 INCREASE £825,000

b. 2017/18 0

c. 2016/17 REDUCTION £-1,150,000

d. 2015/16 REDUCTION £-500,000

e. 2014/15 REDUCTION £-341,000

 

 

8. How many safeguarding concerns has the council received in the
following years about adults with a learning disability?

a. 2018/19             129

b. 2017/18             146

c. 2016/17             95

d. 2015/16             76

e. 2014/15             116

 

9. How many safeguarding enquiries (including, but not limited to, Section
42 enquiries) has the council received in the following years about adults
with a learning disability?

a. 2018/19             57

b. 2017/18             61

c. 2016/17             18

d. 2015/16             42

e. 2014/15             47

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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From: foi
Sent: 10 February 2020 15:32
To: 'Juliet Atkins' <[FOI #633826 email]>
Cc: foi <[Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-35901: Freedom of Information request - Social care support
and funding

 

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
Freedom of Information request. We are awaiting a response from the
department and we endeavour to provide a response to you as soon as
possible.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

020 8921 5044

Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

[2]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

From: foi
Sent: 13 January 2020 14:01
To: 'Juliet Atkins' <[3][FOI #633826 email]>
Cc: foi <[4][Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-35901: Freedom of Information request - Social care support
and funding

 

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35901

 

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 10 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir