Changes to short breaks services for adults with a learning disability

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham 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

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 491482
 
 
Dear Ms. Davies 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 6
September 2012.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
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).
 
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Hayden Glassey, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Our reference:  491482
 
Dear Ms. Davies
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 6 September 2012.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Hayden Glassey
Senior Complaints and Investigations Officer