Value of Care Packages

Dave Brady made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

My apologies for sending you this rather complex FOIA request. I do
appreciate the time you give to helping to provide this
information. Please could you provide me with the following data:

1) For adult social care, for the last five years, the value of all
packages of care worth over £750 per week (ie. a list of the
values).

2) If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please
break these down to show which are for people aged between 18-65
and which are for over 65s.

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please break
these down to show which packages of care were newly commissioned
that year.

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please
indicate whether the value of these packages of care includes any
contribution from the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and how much
this contribution is worth.

If you only know the LA contribution for part 1 of this request,
and it is possible that there is an additional ILF contribution
which the LA does not record, please could you state this in your
response.

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please
indicate whether the value of these packages of care includes a
contribution from continuing care in addition to local authority
funding (ie. how much for each package of care is CC funding and
how much is LA funded).If you only know the LA contribution for
part 1 of this request, and it is possible that there is an
additional continuing care contribution which the LA does not
record, please could you state this in your response.

So, for example, your response might say that you have 3 packages
of care worth over £750 per week (say, a=£950, b=£1100 and
c=£1300).Some of those might include a contribution from the ILF
(perhaps a is funded £500 by the local authority and £450 by the
ILF).Some of those might also include a contribution from
continuing care (perhaps c is funded £600 by the local authority,
£500 by continuing care and £200 from ILF).

If you are unable to answer all these questions because of resource
limitations, please answer them in the order given in the request

Yours faithfully,

Dave Brady

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Brady

I confirm receipt of your FoI request and that I am looking into this.

I will respond to you in due course.

Regards

Information Access Team
Legal & Governance
Email: [email address]
Telephone: 01484 221744
Fax: 01484 221755

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

4 Atodiad

Dear Mr Brady

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 5 November 2012.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request was for the following:

 

My apologies for sending you this rather complex FOIA request. I do
appreciate the time you give to helping to provide this information.
Please could you provide me with the following data:

 

1)      For adult social care, for the last five years, the value of all
packages of care worth over £750 per week (ie. a list of the values).

 

2)      If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please break
these down to show which are for people aged between 18-65 and which are
for over 65s.

 

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please break these
down to show which packages of care were newly commissioned that year.

 

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please indicate
whether the value of these packages of care includes any contribution from
the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and how much this contribution is worth.

 

If you only know the LA contribution for part 1 of this request, and it is
possible that there is an additional ILF contribution which the LA does
not record, please could you state this in your response.

 

If it is possible to do so within the resource limit, please indicate
whether the value of these packages of care includes a contribution from
continuing care in addition to local authority funding (ie. how much for
each package of care is CC funding and how much is LA funded).If you only
know the LA contribution for part 1 of this request, and it is possible
that there is an additional continuing care contribution which the LA does
not record, please could you state this in your response.

 

So, for example, your response might say that you have 3 packages of care
worth over £750 per week (say, a=£950, b=£1100 and c=£1300).Some of those
might include a contribution from the ILF (perhaps a is funded £500 by the
local authority and £450 by the ILF).Some of those might also include a
contribution from continuing care (perhaps c is funded £600 by the local
authority, £500 by continuing care and £200 from ILF).

 

If you are unable to answer all these questions because of resource
limitations, please answer them in the order given in the request

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

The Council is able to provide you with some of the information you have
requested within the appropriate time limits, and this is set out below.

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

2007

The tables look at all admissions from 01/04/2007 to 31/03/2012.  The top
table shows the number of packages where the gross cost is equal to or
greater than £750, the second table shows the number of packages where the
net cost is above £750 (taking into account client contribution).

 

Count of Gross Band    
Start Year 18-64 65+ Grand Total
2007-08 13   13
2008-09 18 2 20
2009-10 24 5 29
2010-11 19 6 25
2011-12 16 2 18
Grand Total 90 15 105

 

 

Count of Net Band    
Start Year 18-64 65+ Grand Total
2007-08 10   10
2008-09 14 1 15
2009-10 19 1 20
2010-11 14 3 17
2011-12 6 6
Grand Total 63 5 68

 

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse
requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed
the appropriate limit, which for local government is set at £450. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in
determining whether the department holds the information, locating,
retrieving and extracting the information.

 

The Council does not hold all the requested information in one place and
has not operation need to do so.   In order to provide you with the
information on the scale that you have requested would exceed the
appropriate limit.

 

I hope the information the Council is able to provide you with is
satisfactory for your needs.

 

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right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
Civic Centre I, PO Box 1274, Huddersfield HD1 2WZ.  Alternatively, you can
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Team

Legal, Governance & Monitoring

Email: [3][email address]

Telephone: 01484 221744

Fax: 01484 221755

 

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