Dear Local Authority,
These questions all relate to persons under age 65 living a residential care home paid for all or in part by your council’s social care budget

1) How many people in your Local Authority under 65 live in a residential care home?

2) How much disposable income/PEA do care home residents have available each week for their needs?

3) Calculation of income

a) How does your residential charging policy calculate income?
b) What is included in your income calculation?
c) What is excluded from your income?
d) Which (if any) parts of the income calculation are discretionary?
e) Which parts of the income calculation are mandatory?
f) Do you use the same calculation model for care home residents above the age of 65 versus those below that age?
g) If the model differs, what are those differences?
4) Discretionary Increases
a) Does the Local Authority exercise its discretion to allow individuals under 65 years in residential care homes more than this minimum amount?
b) If yes, what is the weekly amount available to them and (as in 3 above) how is it calculated?
5) Is there any difference in the amount people are left with each week if the Local Authority is acting as an Appointee?

Yours faithfully,

Anita Bellows

Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Ms Bellows

 

Your request for information ref: SOT-103240

 

Thank you for your request for information about people under 65 living in
a residential care home paid in full or in part by the councils social
care budget.  Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on
26 May 2021.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate
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Dear Ms Bellows

 

Your request for information ref. SOT-103240

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
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under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

 

 1. How many people in your Local Authority under 65 live in a residential
care home?

 

Response: 255

 

 2. How much disposable income/PEA do care home residents have available
each week for their needs?

 

Response: Minimum £24.90, possibly more depending on individual benefits
received such as PIP.

 

 3. Calculation of income

a) How does your residential charging policy calculate income? – Follow
Care Act Guidance

b) What is included in your income calculation? – Follow Care Act Guidance

c) What is excluded from your income? – Follow Care Act Guidance

d) Which (if any) parts of the income calculation are discretionary? –
Follow Care Act Guidance

e) Which parts of the income calculation are mandatory? – Follow Care Act
Guidance

f) Do you use the same calculation model for care home residents above the
age of 65 versus those below that age? Yes

g) If the model differs, what are those differences? -NA

 

 4. Discretionary Increases

a) Does the Local Authority exercise its discretion to allow individuals
under 65 years in residential care homes more than this minimum amount?

 

Response: No

 

b) If yes, what is the weekly amount available to them and (as in 3 above)
how is it calculated?

 

Response: N/A

 

 5. Is there any difference in the amount people are left with each week
if the Local Authority is acting as an Appointee?

 

Response: No

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

Request

 

Dear Local Authority, These questions all relate to persons under age 65
living a residential care home paid for all or in part by your council’s
social care budget1) How many people in your Local Authority under 65 live
in a residential care home? 2) How much disposable income/PEA do care home
residents have available each week for their needs?3) Calculation of
incomea) How does your residential charging policy calculate income?b)
What is included in your income calculation?c) What is excluded from your
income?d) Which (if any) parts of the income calculation are
discretionary?e) Which parts of the income calculation are mandatory?f) Do
you use the same calculation model for care home residents above the age
of 65 versus those below that age?g) If the model differs, what are those
differences?4) Discretionary Increasesa) Does the Local Authority exercise
its discretion to allow individuals under 65 years in residential care
homes more than this minimum amount?b) If yes, what is the weekly amount
available to them and (as in 3 above) how is it calculated? 5) Is there
any difference in the amount people are left with each week if the Local
Authority is acting as an Appointee?Yours faithfully,Anita Bellows

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Fostering Friendly employer. Being a
foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare
time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life. Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council
offers a rewarding career with comprehensive training and guidance. Click
here for more information. For more information about becoming a Fostering
Friendly employer please click here.

link for the first Click here  -
[6]https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...

link for the second click here -
[7]https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [8]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [9]App Store and on
[10]Google Play

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1. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
2. https://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
7. https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...
8. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
9. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
10. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...