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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please may I request the following information:

1.How many elderly people need residential care homes/assisted living/supported living within the Local Authority?
What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

2.How many adults with learning disabilities need residential care homes/assisted living/supported living within the Local Authority?
What percentage of those adults with learning disabilities living in residential care homes/ assisted living or supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

What we mean by residential care home, assisted living, or supported living is the following:
Residential Care Home
Assisted Living - 24 hour supported living (small group living together with 24 hour
support)
Supported Living - Individuals living individually but in a block of apartments, where
there is support available within the block either 24 hours a day, or
during the day (but not overnight)

3. How many adults are homeless within the council?
What percentage of adults are homeless rehoused in supported housing until they are rehoused by the council?

We would require the most up to date statistics of homelessness in your area that fits your criteria for those to be temporarily rehoused for example:
having no accommodation at all
having accommodation that is not reasonable to live in, even in the short-term (eg because of violence or health reasons)

Yours faithfully,

Everton Wynter

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Everton,

Thank you for your email dated 30th July 2017

I can confirm your request has been forwarded on to our FOI deparmtnet for response.

Thank you.
Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500
E-mail: [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Ref 101003186058 - Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information, dated 31st July 2017 received in our office on 31st July 2017 (details below):

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a duty to respond ‘promptly’ or no later than 20 working days, which in this case is 29th August 2017.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

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Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Please confirm if the statistics we keep as outlined in Nick Kemmett's e-mail below are required by you with regards to Question 3 of your FOI request. This is all the council hold that we believe that may be relevant to question 3.

Questions 1 and 2 are currently being worked on at present by another colleague, so I am unable to update you in relation to questions 1 and 2 any further at this time.

A reminder that he reference is 101003186058 and he deadline for our reply is 29th August 2017.

Regards

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Dear Ceri Stephens,

Hi I'm sorry to ask but I require more information.

Please may I request the following information:

OLDER PEOPLE

1. 1.How many older people need residential care homes within your Local Authority?

2. How many older people need assisted living within your Local Authority?

3. How many older people need supported living within the Local Authority?

4. What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

5. What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place outside the Local Authority area?

6. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place older people within the borough?

7. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the older people within the borough?

8. In respect of older people, how many of the placements are within private provisions?

9. In respect of older people, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions?

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

1. 1.How many adults with learning disabilities need residential care homes within your Local Authority?

2. How many adults with learning disabilities need assisted living within your Local Authority?

3. How many adults with learning disabilities need supported living within the Local Authority?

4. What percentage of those living in adults with learning disabilities residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

5. What percentage of those living in adults with learning disabilities residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place outside the Local Authority area?

6. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place adults with learning disabilties within the borough?

7. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the adult with learning disabilities within the borough?

8. In respect of adults with learning disabilities, how many of the placements are within private provisions?

9. In respect of adults with learning disabilities, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions?

What we mean by residential care home, assisted living, or supported living is the following:
Residential Care Home
Assisted Living - 24 hour supported living (small group living together with 24 hour
support)
Supported Living - Individuals living individually but in a block of apartments, where
there is support available within the block either 24 hours a day, or
during the day (but not overnight)

HOMELESS

1. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place homeless within the borough?

2. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the homeless within the borough?

3. In respect of the homeless, how many of the placements are within private provisions?

4. In respect of the homeless, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions?

We would require the most up to date statistics of homelessness in your area that fits your criteria for those to be temporarily rehoused for example:
having no accommodation at all
having accommodation that is not reasonable to live in, even in the short-term (eg because of violence or health reasons)
Those who are unintentionally homeless.

Yours faithfully,

Everton Wynter

Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Your latest e-mail received on 17th August 2017 will be dealt with as a separate FOI Request. I will advise you of the ref number and deadline date for that one next week by separate e-mail.

In the meantime please respond to my e-mail below so we know how to proceed with your original request (details below).

Regards

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Ref 101003192925 - Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information, dated 17th August 2017 received in our office on 17th August 2017 (details below):

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a duty to respond ‘promptly’ or no later than 20 working days, which in this case is 15th September 2017.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Ref: 101003186058 - Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your e-mail dated 31st July 2017 received in our office on 31st July 2017, (details below).

I enclose for your attention, the following information.

1.How many elderly people need residential care homes/assisted living/supported living within the Local Authority?
What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

Response 1. Currently we have 616 Older people aged 65+ in residential or nursing care, supported living or extra care. The percentage of these who are out of area is 18%. There may be other older people within the community who are not funded by Swindon Borough Council, but we do not hold any data about this.

2.How many adults with learning disabilities need residential care homes/assisted living/supported living within the Local Authority? What percentage of those adults with learning disabilities living in residential care homes/ assisted living or supported living do you place within the Local Authority area?

Response 2. Currently there are 330 Learning Disability Adults aged 18-64 in residential /nursing supported living or extra care. The percentage of these that are out of area is 27.8%. There may be other Disability Clients within the community who are not funded by us, who are in private supported /sheltered housing, but we do not hold any data about this.

3. How many adults are homeless within the council? What percentage of adults are homeless rehoused in supported housing until they are rehoused by the council?

Response 3. There are 354 households living in Temporary Accommodation, 66 (18.64%) of which are living in Supported Housing. There may be other homeless people within the community not assisted with temporary accommodation or supported housing by Swindon Borough Council, but we do not hold any data about this.

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should contact:

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
Website: www.[Swindon Borough Council request email]

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review and an examination of all the information by the Council's Monitoring Officer.

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision, before contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

The Information Officer can be contacted at :

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: [email address]
Tel: 01625 545700 (ask for Freedom of Information)

If you require any further information concerning this matter, please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

There will be a slight delay in responding to your request. However, I expect to complete a response to you sometime during the week commencing 18th September 2017.

I apologise for the delay.

Regards

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Wynter,

Ref: 101003192925 - Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your e-mail dated 17th August 2017 received in our office on 17th August 2017, (details below)

I enclose for your attention, the following information.

OLDER PEOPLE

1. How many older people need residential care homes within your Local Authority? - 321

2. How many older people need assisted living within your Local Authority? – 60 (Extra care only)

3. How many older people need supported living within the Local Authority? - 18

4. What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area? – 86.9%

5. What percentage of those living in elderly residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place outside the Local Authority area? – 13.1%

6. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place older people within the borough? yes

7. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the older people within the borough? yes

8. In respect of older people, how many of the placements are within private provisions? – 83.5%

9. In respect of older people, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions? – 16.5%

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

1. How many adults with learning disabilities need residential care homes within your Local Authority? - 189

2. How many adults with learning disabilities need assisted living within your Local Authority? – 5 (Extra care only)

3. How many adults with learning disabilities need supported living within the Local Authority? - 185

4. What percentage of those living in adults with learning disabilities residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place within the Local Authority area? – 69.4%

5. What percentage of those living in adults with learning disabilities residential care homes/assisted living/supported living do you place outside the Local Authority area? – 30.6%

6. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place adults with learning disabilities within the borough? yes

7. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the adult with learning disabilities within the borough? no

8. In respect of adults with learning disabilities, how many of the placements are within private provisions? – 100%

9. In respect of adults with learning disabilities, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions? – 0%

What we mean by residential care home, assisted living, or supported living is the following:
Residential Care Home
Assisted Living - 24 hour supported living (small group living together with 24 hour
support)
Supported Living - Individuals living individually but in a block of apartments, where there is support available within the block either 24 hours a day, or during the day (but not overnight)

HOMELESS

1. Would it be right to say that it is the council’s preference to place homeless within the borough? Yes

2. Would it be right to say that the existing provisions are adequate for the needs of the homeless within the borough? Where the Council has a Statutory duty it is able to meet demand , but this is challenging.

3. In respect of the homeless, how many of the placements are within private provisions? Currently 249

4. In respect of the homeless, how many of the placements are within the council’s own provisions? Currently 68

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should contact:

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
Website: www.[Swindon Borough Council request email]

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review and an examination of all the information by the Council's Monitoring Officer.

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision, before contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

The Information Officer can be contacted at :

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: [email address]
Tel: 01625 545700 (ask for Freedom of Information)

If you require any further information concerning this matter, please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Resources
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

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