Advocacy for people with a learning disability or autism

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Kate Mercer Training

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals.

Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and delivered across England.

We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information about your local area:

1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1 Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2 Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy).

2.1 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3 adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4 where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive practice)

3. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children, young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

Thank you for your help. This information will be used to inform the review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of advocacy.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Mercer

Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Ms Mercer

 

Your request for information ref: SOT-106324

 

Thank you for your request for information about people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals in the Stoke On
Trent.  Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 11
October 2021.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate
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Dear Ms Mercer

 

Your request for information ref. SOT-106324 about people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals in the Stoke On Trent. 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

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under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

Request:

We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information
about your local area:

1.      Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned
to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:

1.1     Independent Mental Health Advocacy?

Response: ASIST

1.2     Advocacy under the Care Act?

Response: ASIST
1.3     Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)?

Response: ASIST

2.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 

2.1     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)?

Response: ASIST, Change Grow Live (CGL) can provide advocacy to parents if
the parent fits into the following cohort: Looked After Children,
including care leavers, Children subject to a Child Protection Plan or who
are Children in Need, Children and Young People with Special Educational
Needs (SEND), Children with disabilities.

2.2     adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the
community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the
C(E)TR process)?

Response: ASIST, Change Grow Live (CGL) can provide advocacy to parents if
the parent fits into the following cohort: Looked After Children,
including care leavers, Children subject to a Child Protection Plan or who
are Children in Need, Children and Young People with Special Educational
Needs (SEND), Children with disabilities.

2.2     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)?

Response: This would depend on their age, as they may be eligible for an
IMHA and it would be ASIST.

2.3     adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in
inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)?

Response: ASIST

2.4     where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other
restrictive practice)?

Response: ASIST

3.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism?

Response: ASIST, CGL can provide advocacy to parents if the parent fits
into the following cohort: Looked After Children, including care
leavers, Children subject to a Child Protection Plan or who are Children
in Need, Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs (SEND),
Children with disabilities.

4.      Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service
between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020?

Response: Please note- this information is from the provider, as we do not
have this data within the quarterly reports. 

Based upon the Harplands wards, Telford and Assessment & Treatment for the
period specified.  These wards are primarily for individuals with a
learning disability and/or autism. And have a mental disorder which would
require to be sectioned.

ASIST had 11 referrals during this period for an IMHA advocate – we do not
hold the number of sectioned people and this would need to come from the
mental health law team at the hospital. We suggest you contact the NHS
body directly to obtain this information.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

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Request

 

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

 

We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals. 

 

Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and
delivered across England.

 

We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information
about your local area:

 

1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to
deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:

1.1Independent Mental Health Advocacy

1.2Advocacy under the Care Act

1.3Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

 

2.Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could include
self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 

 

2.1children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in
the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through
the C(E)TR process)

2.2adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community
(for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR
process)

2.2children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who
are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)

2.3adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient
settings (informal or formal patients)

2.4where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive
practice)

 

3.Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

 

4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or autism
who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service
between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

 

Thank you for your help.  This information will be used to inform the
review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of
advocacy.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Kate Mercer

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Fostering Friendly employer. Being a
foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare
time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life. Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council
offers a rewarding career with comprehensive training and guidance. Click
here for more information. For more information about becoming a Fostering
Friendly employer please click here.

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