Concessionary travel passes

Robert Eriksohn made this Freedom of Information request to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to make a request as regards to the concessionary travel arrangements in your authority under the terms of Freedom of Information Act.

1. Does your authority provide concessionary travel passes to those individuals registered with their local Social Services department as disabled on the grounds of being a mental health user or survivor?

2. If your authority does have such arrangements why was the decision taken to extend the scheme in this way and what arrangements are in place?

3. If your authority does not have such arrangements does your authority have some other arrangement beyond the statuary minimum to provide passes to those with mental health issues?

4. If your authority does not have such arrangements why was the decision taken not to extend the scheme in this way and has consideration been given to extending the scheme in this way in the future?

5. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy documents you may have?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Eriksohn

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Re: FOI request - Ref FI/09/033

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your request for information.

I have asked the relevant officers of the Authority to commence enquiries
immediately to find all applicable information relating to your request
under the FOI Act and to supply any which is found to me.

Your request has to be processed within a maximum of 20 working days,
which means the Council must provide you with the information it has
(assuming no exemptions are claimed) by 2 March 2009. If it is possible to
provide you with the information within a shorter timescale then that will
be done.

Should you have any queries about this matter please don’t hesitate to
contact me.

Kind regards
Sue Bridges
Constitution Manager

Robert Eriksohn        
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        Subject:        Freedom of Information
request - Concessionary travel passes

     Dear Sir or Madam,

    I would like to make a request as regards to the concessionary
    travel arrangements in your authority under the terms of Freedom of
    Information Act.

    1. Does your authority provide concessionary travel passes to those
    individuals registered with their local Social Services department
    as disabled on the grounds of being a mental health user or
    survivor?

    2. If your authority does have such arrangements why was the
    decision taken to extend the scheme in this way and what
    arrangements are in place?

    3. If your authority does not have such arrangements does your
    authority have some other arrangement beyond the statuary minimum
    to provide passes to those with mental health issues?

    4. If your authority does not have such arrangements why was the
    decision taken not to extend the scheme in this way and has
    consideration been given to extending the scheme in this way in the
    future?

    5. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy
    documents you may have?

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Yours faithfully,

    Robert Eriksohn

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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Ref:  FI 09 033

Further to my acknowledgement of your request, I have received some
information from the relevant officers within the authority and I am now
in a position to respond to your request. I can confirm we do hold some of
the information requested.

You questions and our responses are set out below:

  Q  1. Does your authority provide concessionary travel passes to those
    individuals registered with their local Social Services department
    as disabled on the grounds of being a mental health user or
    survivor?
  A  NO

 Q  2. If your authority does have such arrangements why was the
    decision taken to extend the scheme in this way and what
    arrangements are in place?
  A  NOT APPLICABLE

 Q  3. If your authority does not have such arrangements does your
    authority have some other arrangement beyond the statuary minimum
    to provide passes to those with mental health issues?
  A  NO

 Q  4. If your authority does not have such arrangements why was the
    decision taken not to extend the scheme in this way and has
    consideration been given to extending the scheme in this way in the
    future?
  A  THIS HAS NOT BEEN CONSIDERED BY THE COUNCIL BUT COULD BE CONSIDERED
IN THE FUTURE AS PART OF A REVIEW OF THE                  COUNCIL'S
TRANSPORT SERVICES.

 Q  5. Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy
    documents you may have?
  A  NOT APPLICABLE

I hope that this satisfies your request for information. If you are not
satisfied with how your request has been dealt with then you are free to
make a complaint either to the Council or to the Information Commissioner.
You will find details of the complaints procedure on the Council's Website
at
http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/YrCou...
(alternatively by using the A-Z Index from the home page). The Information
Commissioner is an independent person who has responsibility for
overseeing the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act
2000. More details can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s
website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk .

Should you have any queries about this matter please don’t hesitate to
contact me.

Ken Hamer
Constitution Officer

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