This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Resource Allocation Systems for Adult Social Care'.

Derby City Council – Freedom of Information Response 
Number 13541 
Date 31/10/19 
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 
management system.  
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. 
Please note, the following applies, if the response includes council officers (or 
other officers) names. 

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with the Information Commissioner to process personal data for this purpose. You 
must also check that the individual (whom you wish to contact for direct marketing 
purposes) is not registered with one of the Preference Services to prevent Direct 
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