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Enquiries to:  
Information Team 
Our Ref:  
 
FOI506238 
 
 
 
 
 
  [FOI #374963 email]  
 
 
Dear Ms Daly, 
 
 
Freedom of Information Request 506238 
 
Thank you for your recent request received 2 December 2016. Your request was actioned 
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in which you requested the following 
information – 
 
“1. Since April 2014 how many learning disabled people requiring residential care 
have been put out for tender on the internet by Liverpool City Council? 
 
2. How many of them lacked capacity? 
 
3. How many found homes through the tendering process?  
 
4. How many of those who were found homes lacked capacity? 

 
Response: 
  Liverpool City Council’s responses to your request are as follows –  
 
1. 
Liverpool City Council does not put any details or tender for individual services on the 
internet. There may be a miscommunication or misunderstanding of the process for 
sourcing and commissioning services for people with support needs. To clarify, 
following an assessment of an individual by a social worker, a support plan is drawn 
up with the service user and family / carers. This support plan identifies the most 
appropriate services that could meet the required outcomes. We have a number of 
approved providers of care that are given the opportunity to offer a support package 
to meet the required outcomes. At this stage the service user and family are central to 
any decision made around the selection of care provider. This is done securely and 
the protection of individuals personal information is of upmost importance to Liverpool 
City Council 
 
It may be more productive to address these issues in a meeting. We are happy to 
discuss further. Since 1st April 2016 103 people have been supported through this 
process 
 
2. 
It is difficult to aggregate this, capacity isn’t as straightforward as yes / no, for the vast 
majority of learning disabled people there will be some issues around capacity. We 
will discuss further if required 
 
3. 
85 Have been placed in a residential setting included supported living, residential and 
nursing care  
 
4. 
See response to question 2 
 
  Liverpool City Council Information Team 
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS 
E: [email address] 
 
 


This concludes our response. 
 
The City Council will consider appeals, referrals or complaints in respect of your Freedom 
of Information Act 2000 and you must submit these in writing to 
[email address] within 28 days of receiving your response. 
 
The matter will be dealt with by an officer who was not previously involved with the 
response and we will look to provide a response within 40 days. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied you may also apply to the Information Commissioner for 
a decision about whether the request for information has been dealt with in 
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
The Information Commissioner’s website is  www.ico.gov.uk and the postal address and 
telephone numbers are:- 
 
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 
5AF.  Fax number 01625 524 510, DX 20819, Telephone 01625 545745.  Email – 
[email address] (they advise that their email is not secure) 
 
I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  
 
Yours sincerely 
A Lewis 
Angela Lewis 
Information Team 
  Liverpool City Council Information Team 
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS 
E: [email address]