list of intentional communities from Valuing People 2001

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Dear Department of Health,

Please supply a list of the names of the 73 village or intentional communities for people with learning disabilities mentioned but not actually named on pg 73 of the White Paper 'Valuing People 2001'

As these were included in research commissioned before the paper was published, a list of actual named places and communities, and possibly provider organisations, should exist.

Yours sincerely
Mary O'Toole

Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

Thank you so much for supplying the list of intentional communities used as input to Valuing People 2001, which will be most useful for my further research.
Unfortunately I was unable to read the accompanying email as it was in file format which my pc couldn't 'read'. I would be most grateful if it could be re-sent in another format (word?)

Yours faithfully,

Mary O'Toole

Department of Health

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Dear Ms. O'Toole,

Please find the text of the response sent to you on 5th April below.

"05/04/2012

DE00000690081 
  
Dear Ms. O’Toole, 
  
Thank you for your request of 20th March 2012 under the Freedom of
Information Act (2000).  Your exact request was:
  

“Please supply a list of the names of the 73 village or intentional
communities for people with learning disabilities mentioned but not
actually named on pg 73 of the White Paper 'Valuing People 2001'” 

  
I can confirm that the Department holds some information relevant to your
request. 
  
Please find Appendix 3 of the ‘Survey of Village Communities and
Congregate Care Settings Interim Report’ by Elizabeth Robinson & Michael
Hunt attached. The report was commissioned by the Association for Real
Change and Appendix 3 lists 37 of the 73 intentional communities.
  
However, I am sorry to say that the Department does not hold details of
the remaining 36 communities. 
  
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2001

     Dear Department of Health,
   
    Thank you so much for supplying the list of intentional communities
    used as input to Valuing People 2001, which will be most useful for
    my further research.
    Unfortunately I was unable to read the accompanying email as it was
    in file format which my pc couldn't 'read'. I would be most
    grateful if it could be re-sent in another format (word?)
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Mary O'Toole
   
   

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Dear Department of Health,

Thank you very much for the information so far supplied.

Please could you indicate why the remaining 35 communities are not held on file.

Please note I cannot easily access the material you quoted from The Association For Real Change as ARC is a 'members only organisation' for Learning Disability 'providers', not members of the public.

Therefore I would be grateful if you would supply this as a PDf as it was commissioned by the DH.

I assume it may be the item referred to as 'Facing the Facts' on pg 73 of Valuing People 2001? If, however, this is a separate item, I request a copy of this too.

Thanking you in anticipation

Yours faithfully,

Mary O'Toole

Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

I am most grateful for the very useful information supplied.

I understand that my request could not be answered fully because the original complete data had not been retained/archived.

Many thanks for your help

Yours faithfully,

Mary O'Toole

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