Changes to day services for adults with a learning disability

Jo Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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From: Jo Davies

25 January 2012

Dear Kent County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the
following information in relation to day services for adults with a
learning disability in your local authority:

1) How many adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability were known
to social services in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12?

2) How many adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability attended
day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12:

i. 5 days a week or more
ii. 4 days a week
iii. 3 days a week
iv. 2 days a week
v. 1 day a week
vi. 0 days a week?

3) How many adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability attended
the following type of day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and
c) 2011/12:

i. day centres
ii. employment
iii. education
iv. voluntary work
v. other activities?

4) How many a) day centre places and b) equivalent day service
places for adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability were funded
by the local authority in the following financial years:

i. 2009/10
ii. 2010/11
iii. 2011/12;

and how many do you expect will be funded in iv. 2012/13?

5) How many adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability who
attended day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12
lived:

i. in the family home
ii. in their own home
iii. in supported accommodation
iv. in residential accommodation?

6) If there have been day service closures within the local
authority, have any alternative services been put in place for
those who attended the day centre; i.e. new learning
disability-specific community activities or transport to/from
suitable existing day activities?

7) If there have been day service closures within the local
authority, were consultations held, and if so, what were the
consultation periods? Please provide full details (excluding
personal/confidential data) of all consultation responses and the
resulting statement from the council.

8) Have charges for any of the following services increased since
1st April 2009:

i. day centre attendance
ii. transport to and from day activities
iii. any related activities;

and if so by how much?

Yours faithfully,

Jo Davies

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Kent County Council

25 January 2012

Dear Jo Davies

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 22 February 2012 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/12/0111 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 696265, Internal: 7000 6265, Fax: 01622 696075
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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Kent County Council

30 January 2012

Dear Jo Davies
 
Although we have carried out an initial search to try and establish where
the information you have requested might be held, in its current form your
request is too broad to enable us to provide a comprehensive response. To
enable us to direct your request to the appropriate department or team, it
would be helpful if you could provide us with additional information to
narrow the scope of your request. Accordingly, please can you be more
specific with the following:
 
In relation to question 6 and 7, can you please specify a timeframe that
you would like this information for?
 
The 20 working day timescale for providing the information you have
requested will be suspended until we receive clarification from you. On
receipt of the clarification we shall send you an acknowledgement
containing the updated date the response will be due by.

We look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Best regards

Laura Crawford
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 694261, Internal: 7000 4261, Fax: 01622 696075
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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From: Jo Davies

30 January 2012

Dear Kent County Council,

In response to the message from Laura Crawford that I received
earlier today, I would like the information requested in questions
6 and 7 - on day service closures, alternative provision and
consultations - for the last three financial years (2009/10,
2010/11 and 2011/12).

Please let me know if you need any further clarification on the
information requests I submitted.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Davies

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Kent County Council

24 February 2012


Attachment Response to Q 2 5.pdf
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Attachment FOI 12 0111 LC response to Q 6 7.pdf
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Attachment Comments made during the Maidstone Day Service consultation.pdf
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Attachment Maidstone Day Service Consultation Feedback.pdf
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Attachment Comments made during the Ashford LD Service consultation.pdf
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Attachment Ashford Day Services Consultation Feedback.pdf
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Attachment Comments made during Canterbury LD day services consultation.pdf
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Attachment Canterbury DOS September 2011 Your update.pdf
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Attachment Thanet LD Services Consultation.pdf
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Dear Jo Davies
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. Please accept my sincere apologies for the slight delay in responding to you; I appreciate that the Council has not complied with statutory timescales on this occasion.

I am pleased to be able to provide the enclosed response to your questions relating to the changes to day services for adults with learning disability.

1. How many adults 18-65 with learning disability were known to social services in a) 2009/10, b) 2009/10 & c) 2011/12?

The number of learning disability clients receiving services provided or commissioned by KCC during the period:

2009/10 - 3545

2010/11 - 3113

2011/12 - This information is not yet available as calculated as at 31st March 2012

2. How many adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability attended day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 & c) 2011/12: See attached spreadsheet, please note the attached information has been taken from our client information system which does not include grant funded services.

3. How many adults aged 18-65 with learning disability attended the following type of day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 & c) 2011/12:

We are unable to provide a response to this question, as our client information system does not record this level of information.

4. How many a) day centre places & b) equivalent day services places for adults aged 18-65 with a learning disability were funded by the local authority in the following financial years:

2009/10 - a) 6088 Day centre places b) 4888 Service user places

2010/11 - a) 6249 Day centre places b) 5049 Service user places

2011/12 - This information is not yet available as calculated as at 31st March 2012

How many do you expect will be funded in 2012/13? Unable to provide a forecast as one has not yet been agreed.

5. How many adults aged 18-65 with learning disability who attended day activities in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 & c) 2011/12: See attached spreadsheet, please note the attached information has been taken from our client information system which does not include grant funded services?

6. If there have been day service closures within the local authority, have any alternative services been put in place for those who attended the day centre; i.e. new learning disability-specific community activities or transport to/from
suitable existing day activities? See attached response

7. If there have been day service closures within the local authority, were consultations held, and if so, what were the consultation periods? Please provide full details (excluding personal/confidential data) of all consultation responses and the resulting statement from the council. See attached response

8. Have charges for any of the following services increased since 1 April 2009:

Day Centre attendance - No KCC charge

Transport to and from day activities - No KCC charge

Any related activities; see below. Meals (and meal and other snacks) by £0.30 (from 01/04/09, but £0.20 from 06/04/09)

KCC charges for meals at local authority day centres:

From 11/04/11 meal £3.50, meal and other snacks £4.50

From 12/04/10 meal £3.40, meal and other snacks £4.40

From 06/04/09 meal £3.30, meal and other snacks £4.30

From 07/04/08 meal £3.20, meal and other snacks £4.20 (so cost as at 01/04/09)

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints process; details can be found at this link http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have... on our website. Please quote reference FOI/12/0111.

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the Information Commissioner's website http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/freedom...

Yours sincerely

Sandra Town
Information Governance Specialist
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support
Governance & Law
RM 2.71 Sessions House
Maidstone ME14 1XQ
01622 221790
7000 1790

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