Dear Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,

Subject
Freedom of Information request - Autism Strategy 2015/16

This is a Freedom of Request

1. How many AUTISTIC folk did the AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM interview
too form the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2015/16 in STOCKPORT?

2. How many CARERS for AUTISTIC FOLK were interviewed by THE AUTISM
STRATEGY TEAM to help form the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2105/16?

3. How many CARERS with AUTISM caring for folk with disabilities
were interviewed by THE AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM to form the AUTISM
STRATEGY for 2015/16?

4. What monies are available too allow THE AUTISM ACT 2009 too be
applied in full in STOCKPORT ?

Yours faithfully,
Brian Ward

Yours faithfully,

BRIAN

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Ward,

Thank you for your request for information submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which has been given the above mentioned reference number. Please quote this on any correspondence regarding your request.

Stockport Council will respond to your request within 20 working days from the date of receipt. If there will be a charge for disbursements e.g. photocopying in order to provide the information, we will inform you as soon as possible to see if you wish to proceed; however such charges are usually waived if they amount to less than £10.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Business Support - Information Governance

Stockport Council
Town Hall
Stockport
SK1 3XE

Tel: 0161 474 5124
http://www.stockport.gov.uk

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Dear FOI Officer,

Please explain why my AUTISM STRATEGY 2015/16 request has been delayed. Thanks

Yours sincerely,

BRIAN WARD

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Ward,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 40946).
Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
request which is due to staff absence.

 

The relevant service has provided a partial response to your request below
however the service is still working on your request and will provide a
final response early next week.

 

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and its response so far is as follows:

 

1. How many AUTISTIC folk did the AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM interview too form
the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2015/16 in STOCKPORT?

2. How many CARERS for AUTISTIC FOLK were interviewed by THE AUTISM
STRATEGY TEAM to help form the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2105/16?

3. How many CARERS with AUTISM caring for folk with disabilities were
interviewed by THE AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM to form the AUTISM STRATEGY for
2015/16?

 

The current Stockport Autism Strategy runs from 2014-2016. Information
about this strategy is available via the following link:

[1]http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/soc...

 

The consultation events were well attended by agencies, people with autism
and carers and SMBC did not carry out any individual interviews. SMBC have
not done any further work in 2015-16 on the Strategy document.

 

The council are starting to plan how we refresh the Strategy beyond  April
2016 and part of the plan will include how to involve as many people as
possible in the process.

 

In the meantime, Stockport Carers for Adults on the Autism Spectrum have
recently relaunched and have developed a timetable of events to the end of
the year and beyond which is attached. The meeting are supported by a
number of Council staff including the Director of Adult Social Care, who
is attending the December meeting.

 

4. What monies are available too allow THE AUTISM ACT 2009 too be applied
in full in STOCKPORT ?

 

Some of the actions to implement the Strategy fall outside the scope of
the Council - for example, establishing a local diagnostic pathway which
is the responsibility of the CCG.

 

Considerable resources have been made available for the monthly Autism
Awareness Training, and the Autism Assessors training.

 

SMBC fund Greater Manchester Autism Consortium £8,000 as part of its
commitment to providing independent advice and information; for events and
workshops; and support to develop groups and networks. The council provide
advocacy for those who need it. The council also provide significant
levels of support to both to people with autism who have a learning
difficulty, and to those who do not have a learning difficulty.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
internal review will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was
not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [email address] in the first instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

www.ico.gov.uk

 

01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Business Support – Information Governance

 

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 5124

http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Ward,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 40946).

 

The relevant service has looking into your request further and can confirm
that there is no additional information to add to the information provided
below.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
internal review will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was
not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [1][email address] in the first instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Business Support – Information Governance

 

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 5124

[3]http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

 

From: Kerrie Harris On Behalf Of FOI Officer
Sent: 27 August 2015 13:22
To: 'BRIAN'
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FOI 40946: Partial Response

 

Dear Mr Ward,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 40946).
Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
request which is due to staff absence.

 

The relevant service has provided a partial response to your request below
however the service is still working on your request and will provide a
final response early next week.

 

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and its response so far is as follows:

 

1. How many AUTISTIC folk did the AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM interview too form
the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2015/16 in STOCKPORT?

2. How many CARERS for AUTISTIC FOLK were interviewed by THE AUTISM
STRATEGY TEAM to help form the AUTISM STRATEGY for 2105/16?

3. How many CARERS with AUTISM caring for folk with disabilities were
interviewed by THE AUTISM STRATEGY TEAM to form the AUTISM STRATEGY for
2015/16?

 

The current Stockport Autism Strategy runs from 2014-2016. Information
about this strategy is available via the following link:

[4]http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/soc...

 

The consultation events were well attended by agencies, people with autism
and carers and SMBC did not carry out any individual interviews. SMBC have
not done any further work in 2015-16 on the Strategy document.

 

The council are starting to plan how we refresh the Strategy beyond  April
2016 and part of the plan will include how to involve as many people as
possible in the process.

 

In the meantime, Stockport Carers for Adults on the Autism Spectrum have
recently relaunched and have developed a timetable of events to the end of
the year and beyond which is attached. The meeting are supported by a
number of Council staff including the Director of Adult Social Care, who
is attending the December meeting.

 

4. What monies are available too allow THE AUTISM ACT 2009 too be applied
in full in STOCKPORT ?

 

Some of the actions to implement the Strategy fall outside the scope of
the Council - for example, establishing a local diagnostic pathway which
is the responsibility of the CCG.

 

Considerable resources have been made available for the monthly Autism
Awareness Training, and the Autism Assessors training.

 

SMBC fund Greater Manchester Autism Consortium £8,000 as part of its
commitment to providing independent advice and information; for events and
workshops; and support to develop groups and networks. The council provide
advocacy for those who need it. The council also provide significant
levels of support to both to people with autism who have a learning
difficulty, and to those who do not have a learning difficulty.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
internal review will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was
not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [5][email address] in the first instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[6]www.ico.gov.uk

 

01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Business Support – Information Governance

 

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 5124

[7]http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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