Local Government and Communities Committee Submission

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Dear Sirs

The Care Commission made a submission to the Local Government and Communities Committee who were hearing evidence on Home Care Services for the Elderly, see http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/com...

The submission of the Care Commission made reference to the grades that services had been awarded. The submission cited the source of the statistics as Graded Inspections 07 April 09. Could I please get a copy of this publication/source data?

Thanks

George Lang

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George

I acknowledge receipt of your email below. Your request is currently
being dealt with and will be responded to shortly.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me or
email [SCRC request email]

Regards

Heather Moore
Information Governance Co-ordinator

Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

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20/07/2009 16:51 Subject Freedom of Information request -
Local Government and Communities
Committee Submission

Dear Sirs

The Care Commission made a submission to the Local Government and
Communities Committee who were hearing evidence on Home Care
Services for the Elderly, see

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/com...

The submission of the Care Commission made reference to the grades
that services had been awarded. The submission cited the source of
the statistics as Graded Inspections 07 April 09. Could I please
get a copy of this publication/source data?

Thanks

George Lang

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Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George

I am emailing in response to your recent enquiry for our a copy of the
statistics provided to the Local Government and Communities Committee. I
have been informed that this information was done as an ad-hoc query and
therefore is not part of a larger report. We are in the process of
writing a report on grading for 2008/09, which should be available late
August/September.

Meanwhile, information about grading for individual services is available
via our web based register.

I hope this is helpful and if you have any further queries please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Heather Moore
Information Governance Co-ordinator

Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

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Dear Heather,

Thank you for getting back to me clarifying the status of the information that I have requested. In line with my original query could you please send me a copy of the ad-hoc query that underlies the submission to the committee?

I am aware that the grades are available from your website for individual services but I guess what I am looking for is a list of provider organisations, registered services, data of inspection and the grades awarded - so even if this ad-hoc query is no longer available would it be possible to get this information in a more usable format than having to look each service up on your website?

Thanks,

George

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George,

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry. I am awaiting a reply concerning
the ad-hoc query referred to - I shall forward this to you as soon as
possible.

Regards,

Mark Keiller
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

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06/08/2009 08:58

Dear Heather,

Thank you for getting back to me clarifying the status of the
information that I have requested. In line with my original query
could you please send me a copy of the ad-hoc query that underlies
the submission to the committee?

I am aware that the grades are available from your website for
individual services but I guess what I am looking for is a list of
provider organisations, registered services, data of inspection and
the grades awarded - so even if this ad-hoc query is no longer
available would it be possible to get this information in a more
usable format than having to look each service up on your website?

Thanks,

George

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Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George,

I am emailing in response to your request which is detailed below. Having
tracked down the original source of the ad-hoc query in question, it seems
this was done on a very small number of services and therefore is neither
a robust or indicative measure of our grading statistics to date.

From previous correspondence you will be aware that we are working on a
comprehensive report concerning grading for 2008/2009 which will be
available soon.

In the meantime the most usable format to get grades for individual
services would still be our web based register at
[1]www.carecommission.com

I hope this information is of use to you.

Regards,

Mark Keiller
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

George Lang To [SCRC request email]
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06/08/2009 08:58

Dear Heather,

Thank you for getting back to me clarifying the status of the
information that I have requested. In line with my original query
could you please send me a copy of the ad-hoc query that underlies
the submission to the committee?

I am aware that the grades are available from your website for
individual services but I guess what I am looking for is a list of
provider organisations, registered services, data of inspection and
the grades awarded - so even if this ad-hoc query is no longer
available would it be possible to get this information in a more
usable format than having to look each service up on your website?

Thanks,

George

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Dear Mark

Thanks for clarifying the status of the data and that it might not be complete or accurate - that is fine.

Could you clarify when you say a "small number of services" how that is different from "graded services 07 April 2009" as that is how the data was presented in the submission to the Scottish Parliament?

Since you have acknowledged that you have the information and that you have not said that it is exempt could I please get the information that I have request?

George

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George,

Having confirmed the details of this request with our information
analysts, please refer to the following link:

[1]http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/com...

All data in this ad-hoc query you refer to is included in this report. The
actual source data used to run this query ('Graded Inspections 07 April
2009') includes personal and irrelevant data which we cannot release.

However, what I can send you is a list of Support Services (Care at Home)
in Scotland on the public list including grades?

If you could let me know I will arrange to have these sent as soon as
possible.

Regards,

Mark Keiller

Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com
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Dear Mark

Thanks for your assistance with this a list of Support Services (Care at Home) in Scotland including grades would be great.

Would it still be possible to get the first data that I request with the personal data removed?

Thanks

George

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Hi George,

I acknowledge receipt of your request as referenced. We will send a
response as soon as possible which will include:

- List of Support Services (Care at Home) in Scotland including grading
information
- Relevant information from the original source data mentioned previously

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
me or email [SCRC request email]

Regards,

Mark Keiller
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

George Lang To [SCRC request email]
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Subject Re: Freedom of Information
18/08/2009 17:29 request - Local Government and
Communities Committee Submission

Dear Mark

Thanks for your assistance with this a list of Support Services
(Care at Home) in Scotland including grades would be great.

Would it still be possible to get the first data that I request
with the personal data removed?

Thanks

George

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Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

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Hi George,

In response to your referenced request, please find attached original
source data along with updated statistics concerning Care at Home Grades
by service type.

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any queries about
the information provided please do not hesitate to contact me or email
[SCRC request email]

Regards,

Mark Keiller
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

This E-Mail is confidential and intended solely for the use of the
individual to whom it is addressed.* If you are not the addressee, any
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Mark

Thanks for this, I have been looking over the spreadsheets and have noticed that some services that are registered and have been inspected some time ago are not listed, is there a reason for this?

One example might be Turning Point Scotland - Inverclyde (CS2004077576) is not on the list but on your website is listed as being duel registered as Housing Support and Care at Home and was last inspected on 1 Oct 2008.

Thanks

George

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

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Dear Mr Lang

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Information Request

I am writing with reference to your request for information relating to
Care at Home services. Attached is a copy of the information you are
seeking.

I trust this satisfies your request, however if you have any queries
regarding the information which has been provided please do not hesitate
to contact me on 01698 208168 or email [SCRC request email]

Yours sincerely

Fiona Birkin
Information Governance Co-ordinator

Email: [email address]
Mobile No@ 07810 836 230
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Hi George,

Please find attached update to previously requested list (Information
Request Ref 32910).

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any queries about
the information provided please do not hesitate to contact me or email
[SCRC request email]

Regards,

Mark Keiller
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

This E-Mail is confidential and intended solely for the use of the
individual to whom it is addressed.* If you are not the addressee, any
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replying to this e-mail, or telephone 01382 207 222, and then delete this
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Hi Mark

Thanks very much.

George

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