Supporting People FOI

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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

I'm seeking some detail on the position of Supporting People in Croydon. I was hoping you could answer the following questions:

1. Roughly speaking, what was your allocation for SP understood to be? I appreciate this is difficult to determine given the absorption of SP into the formula grant but any indication would be useful. CLG gave us a figure of 14.69.
2. How much has this changed by compared to 2010/11?
3. Has Supporting People been kept as a distinct budget or has it been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes for adult social care?
4. If you have identified a budget specifically for Supporting People, how much is that budget?
OR
If Supporting People has been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes, what other schemes does this include and what was their respective funding for 2010/11?
5. What learning disability services does Supporting People fund in your area?
6. How much funding are these services getting and how does this compare to 2010/11?
7. Are you making any savings/cuts to your Supporting People budget? If so, at what rate?
8. If you are making savings on Supporting People, are these being made through efficiencies and/or cuts to services? Where are efficiency savings/cuts being made and how?
9. As I am sure that you are aware, under the Disability Discrimination Act, authorities have a duty to meet the needs of disabled people. Therefore, if services are being cut, what are you offering instead to those in need of these services?
10. Have you engaged in or are planning to engage in consultation? If not, why?
11. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy/ consultation documents you may have?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Clare Lucas

Information, Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Ms Lucas

Thank you for your email dated 10 May 2011, in which you have requested
information regarding among other matters details of the position of
Supporting People in Croydon.

We are considering your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, and hope to respond within the statutory 20 working
days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, either
myself or a colleague will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Lynda Fay

Information coordinator

Resources and customer services
Customer services and development
5th floor north east quadrant

Taberner House

Park Lane

Croydon CR9 IDH

Tel/Typetalk: 020 8726 6100 ext. 62741

Fax: 020 8760 5745

Minicom: 020 8760 5797

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From: Clare Lucas [mailto:[FOI #70983 email]]
Sent: 10- May- 11 10:34
To: Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Supporting People FOI

Dear Croydon Borough Council,

I'm seeking some detail on the position of Supporting People in
Croydon. I was hoping you could answer the following questions:

1. Roughly speaking, what was your allocation for SP understood to
be? I appreciate this is difficult to determine given the
absorption of SP into the formula grant but any indication would be
useful. CLG gave us a figure of 14.69.
2. How much has this changed by compared to 2010/11?
3. Has Supporting People been kept as a distinct budget or has it
been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes
for adult social care?
4. If you have identified a budget specifically for Supporting
People, how much is that budget?
OR
If Supporting People has been subsumed into a general pot along
with other funding schemes, what other schemes does this include
and what was their respective funding for 2010/11?
5. What learning disability services does Supporting People fund in
your area?
6. How much funding are these services getting and how does this
compare to 2010/11?
7. Are you making any savings/cuts to your Supporting People
budget? If so, at what rate?
8. If you are making savings on Supporting People, are these being
made through efficiencies and/or cuts to services? Where are
efficiency savings/cuts being made and how?
9. As I am sure that you are aware, under the Disability
Discrimination Act, authorities have a duty to meet the needs of
disabled people. Therefore, if services are being cut, what are you
offering instead to those in need of these services?
10. Have you engaged in or are planning to engage in consultation?
If not, why?
11. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy/
consultation documents you may have?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Clare Lucas

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Dear Ms Lucas,

Please find enclosed the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely,

Darren Shuster

Senior Complaints Resolution Officer (Statutory)

Complaint Resolution Team

Customer Strategy and Development

Resources and Customer Services Department

Tel: 020 8726 6000 Ext 65685

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From: Clare Lucas [mailto:[FOI #70983 email]]
Sent: 10 May 2011 10:34
To: Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Supporting People FOI

Dear Croydon Borough Council,

I'm seeking some detail on the position of Supporting People in
Croydon. I was hoping you could answer the following questions:

1. Roughly speaking, what was your allocation for SP understood to
be? I appreciate this is difficult to determine given the
absorption of SP into the formula grant but any indication would be
useful. CLG gave us a figure of 14.69.
2. How much has this changed by compared to 2010/11?
3. Has Supporting People been kept as a distinct budget or has it
been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes
for adult social care?
4. If you have identified a budget specifically for Supporting
People, how much is that budget?
OR
If Supporting People has been subsumed into a general pot along
with other funding schemes, what other schemes does this include
and what was their respective funding for 2010/11?
5. What learning disability services does Supporting People fund in
your area?
6. How much funding are these services getting and how does this
compare to 2010/11?
7. Are you making any savings/cuts to your Supporting People
budget? If so, at what rate?
8. If you are making savings on Supporting People, are these being
made through efficiencies and/or cuts to services? Where are
efficiency savings/cuts being made and how?
9. As I am sure that you are aware, under the Disability
Discrimination Act, authorities have a duty to meet the needs of
disabled people. Therefore, if services are being cut, what are you
offering instead to those in need of these services?
10. Have you engaged in or are planning to engage in consultation?
If not, why?
11. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy/
consultation documents you may have?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Clare Lucas

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Dear Darren,
I just wanted to thank you for the information you've provided. I appreciate your time and cooperation in responding to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Lucas

Information, Croydon Borough Council

You're welcome.

Kind regards,

Darren Shuster

Senior Complaints Resolution Officer (Statutory)
Complaint Resolution Team
Customer Strategy and Development

Resources and Customer Services Department
Tel: 020 8726 6000 Ext 65685

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