Dear Kent County Council,
Please can you tell me the amount of respite payable for carers of adults with severe physical disabilities in order for them to have a break from their caring role per week and how many weeks entitlement on average they have from their caring role per year for someone offering 24 hour care for an adult.
I'd like to know this for the last 12 years.
How much break is a carer entitled to from their caring role?
I'd also like to know what the standard figure for each year in order to obtain a weeks respite for carer of an adult with severe physical disabilities was please, for the last 12 years and how this figure is calculated. What is the minimum and maximum that has been paid per week by direct payments.
I'd also like to see the policy for Kent county council for severely disabled parents with parental responsibility for children and what procedures are put in place to ensure that disabled people can be supported in their parenting role by adult social services.
I'd like to also see a list of eligible care needs that are assessed in a care plan and which must be met by Kcc and examples of how disabled people can be supported in their own home.
Also for each of the last 12 years, what is the maximum amount of provision that can be provided in the community in the persons own home, both day to day and for respite, what is the personal budget for direct payments.
What practical and financial support has been offered to unpaid carers for each year for the last 15 years and who has been responsible for providing that support?
What is the average cost of providing a weeks respite in a residential home for an adult who needs 24 hour double handed care. What options are available for adults without learning disabilities in Kent to go for respite?
How many carers have been permitted to use respite direct payments to fund holidays with their cared for person with assistance from another person?
What is in place to enable disabled people to access support with their care needs while on holiday with family and friends?
Is there support available to enable a disabled person to access work, paid/unpaid and education?
How many disabled parents are being supported by adult social services with their parenting role where they have parental responsibility for children under 18?
Of children that have been taken into care, how many of those had one or more disabled parents and what is being done to ensure that adult services and children's services liase in order to properly support disabled parents with care needs.
Which residential homes offer respite for a figure that Kent council will pay for direct payments for those who are assessed as nil contribution towards their respite. What is the average cost of a weeks residential care for those with severe physical disabilities, wheelchairs user, non ambulant, double handed.
what is the criteria for how respite direct payment can be used , and what were the criteria for the last 15 years and examples of flexible ways that it has been used.
What is the criteria for how daycare payments can be used and flexible ways that they have been used.
How many carers have been in reciept of direct payments in order to support them in their caring role and ways that direct payments can and have Been used to support carers in Kent over the past 15 years.
What is the average direct payment or grant payable per year, per carer in order to support them in their caring role and ensure their needs that are assessed in their carers assessment are met?
What practical help is given to carers in Kent to enable them to continue in their caring role?
What is the maximum amount of care and provision and the maximum amount that will be spent for a disabled person wishing to remain in their own home.
What has this figure been for the last 15 years?
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