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Changes to short breaks services for adults with a learning disability

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the following information in relation to short breaks services for adults with a learning disability in your local authority. NB: short breaks services are also known as respite services.

1) How many adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability were known to social services in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11, c) 2011/12 and d) 2012/13?

2) What was your net expenditure for short breaks services for adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and d) what was the agreed budget figure for 2012/13?

3) How many adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability attended short breaks services in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and d) what is your projection for short breaks service use in 2012/13?

4) How many short breaks services closed in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and d) have you closed/are you planning to close any short breaks services in 2012/13?

5) If there have been short breaks service closures within the local authority, have alternative services been put in place for those who attended the short breaks service?

Please give details of a) the number of adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability who attended the service(s) that closed, and b) the number of adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability who attend the alternative service(s) (if applicable).

Yours faithfully,

Jo Davies

Corporate Complaints Team, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Jo Davies

 

Please find attached acknowledgement letter for above reference number
(LBBD/65109) FOI request.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Complaints and FOI Team

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Dear Ms. Davis,

 

LBBD/ 65109

 

Your FOI request has been considered and the information is set out below.

 

 

1) How many adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability were known

     to social services in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11, c) 2011/12 and d)

     2012/13?

  

 

A)        522

B)        572     

C)        614

D)        635 (Year to date)

 

 

Regarding the questions below, we would not be able to answer them as the
majority of our service users have a personal budget and arrange short
breaks for themselves. Therefore not giving us a net expenditure.

 

 

     2) What was your net expenditure for short breaks services for

     adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability in a) 2009/10, b)

     2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and d) what was the agreed budget figure

     for 2012/13?

    

     3) How many adults aged 18-64 with a learning disability attended

     short breaks services in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and

     d) what is your projection for short breaks service use in 2012/13?

    

     4) How many short breaks services closed in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11

     and c) 2011/12, and d) have you closed/are you planning to close

     any short breaks services in 2012/13?

    

     5) If there have been short breaks service closures within the

     local authority, have alternative services been put in place for

     those who attended the short breaks service?

 

 

 

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please contact me.

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you can make a complaint by writing to the Corporate Complaints & FOI
Team, Room 104, Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU.  Alternatively
you can make your complaint on-line at [1]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk or
you can e-mail your complaint to [2][Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email].

If you are still not satisfied, after following our Corporate Complaints
procedure, you can take your complaint to the Information Commissioner. 
Full details of how to do this will be made available on request.

Regards,

 

 

 

Charlotte Owen Complaints and Information Officer, Children, Adults and
Community Services

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room 218 | Barking Town Hall |
Barking | Essex | IG11 7LU

Phone: 020 8227 2111 | Fax: 020 8227 2156

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Dear Charlotte,

Thanks for the information you have provided.

I understand why you are unable to give the information requested in question 2, and potentially question 3 as well, due to the majority of service users having personal budgets, but I don't see how this precludes you from answering questions 4 and 5 re service closures. Please provide this information asap.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Davies

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