Derby City Council – Freedom of Information Response
1) Do you use a Resource
We only use a RAS to provide an indicative budget
Allocation System (RAS) to
for the individual’s care and support. The funding is
determine individual’s funding for only determined after a subsequent period of
adult social care?
support planning resulting in an agreed care and
support plan that is safe, effective, affordable and
2) If you don’t use a RAS do you n/a
use an alternative system? What
is that system? Please provide
any policies or guidelines that
describe this system.
3) Please provide any policies,
The RAS is integrated within our eligibility
guidelines or any documents
assessment questionnaire embedded in our case
which describe the process for
making funding decisions based
on the RAS or alternative system. The process for making funding decisions is
described in the Resource Panel Policy document
4) For either a RAS or alternative Derby City Council has a single RAS for all user
system have you had to adapt the groups.
system/process for different client
groups, scenarios/circumstances We recognise that the RAS will not always provide
or for any other reason? Please
a sufficient budget to meet the needs of people with
provide any policies or guidelines high levels of complex needs.
which describe these
Where it appears that a customer’s needs cannot
be safely met within the budget allocated by the
RAS, a risk assessment is completed to identify the
essential support required to maintain the person’s
health and wellbeing.
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