Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Please could you send me a spreadsheet with all support services commissioned by or connected to your council? e.g. drugs services, mental health, accommodation etc.

The information I need is: Categories (drugs/health); name; brief description; telephone number(s); email address(es); postal address (with post code); opening hours; other criteria (e.g. age groups/ethnicity/gender); and any other information that you hold (e.g. contact person).

I can send you a pen drive or other device if you need it.

I am requesting the same from all other local authorities in England because I am putting together a website with all of this information (free to access to the public - there will not be any charge for the local authority either). I am making this request as an individual, not as a business or organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Tay Jiva
07920097834

Dumfries and Galloway Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 10/05/2018 which we are dealing with in terms of the above legislation. We have given your request the unique reference 334707 and we would appreciate it if you could quote this on all correspondence to us.

Under the terms of the legislation, we have an obligation to respond to your request within 20 working days from the day after your request was received. We will therefore aim to respond to your request by 07/06/2018.

Please be aware that, in some circumstances, a fee may be payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. If this is the case, a fees notice will be issued, which would need to be paid in order to progress your request.

If your request for information is considered and deemed as a 'business as usual' request, it will be responded to by the appropriate Service within the Council.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact [email address].

Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

--
Any email message sent or received by the
Council may require to be disclosed by the
Council under the provisions of the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI Responses, Dumfries and Galloway Council

1 Attachment

Please find below the Council's response to your request 334707 which was received on 10/05/2018.

Details of request: Please could you send me a spreadsheet with all support services commissioned by or connected to your council? e.g. drugs services, mental health, accommodation etc.

The information I need is: Categories (drugs/health); name; brief description; telephone number(s); email address(es); postal address (with post code); opening hours; other criteria (e.g. age groups/ethnicity/gender); and any other information that you hold (e.g. contact person).

Response:

Please see spreadsheet attached.

Dumfries and Galloway Council is applying Section 38(1)(b) read in conjunction with 38(2)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - to disclose this information would be to disclose personal information and essentially breach Data Protection legislation, there being no condition to allow for disclosure.

Please be aware that the Council holds the copyright, where applicable, for the information provided and it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Dumfries and Galloway Council and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you require any further clarification, please contact us. However, if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you can request us to carry out an internal review of the decision by emailing [email address] or writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this response.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision. Appeals to the Commissioner can be made online at https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outl... or in writing to: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Any email message sent or received by the Council may require to be disclosed by the Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.