Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

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

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Everton Wynter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT62358

 

Thank you for your request for information about older people in
residential homes, adults with disabilities in residential homes and
homeless placements.  Your request was received by the Information Rights
Team on 29 August 2017.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the
appropriate Information Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 26
September 2017 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

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Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Wynter

 

Further to your recent information request we would be grateful if you
will provide clarification for your following questions.

 

First of all, please can you clarify if “residential care” includes
“nursing care”.

 

Question numbers:-

 

OLDER PEOPLE

 

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

 

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

 

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

 

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

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

 

Please provide your definition of “adequate” – this seems to be asking for
opinion rather than recorded information.
ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

 

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?

 

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

 

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?

 

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

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?

 

Please provide your definition of “adequate” – this seems to be asking for
opinion rather than recorded information.
We look forward to receiving your clarifications so that we can continue
to process your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Policy and Performance Service | City Director’s Office

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

Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965

Email: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Dear FOI,
First of all, please can you clarify if “residential care” includes
“nursing care”.

Question numbers:-

OLDER PEOPLE

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

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

Both new and existing placements respectfully

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

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

Both new and existing placements respectfully

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

Please provide your definition of “adequate” – this seems to be asking for
opinion rather than recorded information.
ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Adequate - meaning enough? is there a need within the area or is this need being met

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?

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

Both new and existing placements respectfully

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?

Please confirm if these questions relate to new placements being made or
to existing placements?

Both new and existing placements respectfully

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?

Please provide your definition of “adequate” – this seems to be asking for
opinion rather than recorded information.

Adequate - meaning enough? is there a need within the area or is this need being met

We look forward to receiving your clarifications so that we can continue
to process your request.

Yours sincerely,

Everton Wynter

Dear FOI,

To confirm that by residential care we do not mean to include "nursing care".
We want to know the details for new and existing placements for older people and adults with learning disabilities.
What are trying to establish regarding 'adequate' is there enough accommodation for older people and adults with learning disabilities.

Yours sincerely,

Everton Wynter

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Wynter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT62358 about older people in
residential homes, adults with disabilities in residential homes and
homeless placements

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
attached and below.  Please accept our apologies for the delay in sending
this to you.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

For the Older People and Learning Disabilities data, please note the
following:-

 

In regards to the Extra Care services, Housing Providers own the
buildings, however a number of people own their own flats within the Extra
Care services. The Local Authority has nomination rights to each of the
flats to ensure that the right combination of needs of people are present
within each scheme to maximise interaction of residents. However, all
residents do have the right to set up a private agreement with a care
provider who is not the primary care provider on-site (as selected via
tender by the City Council and therefore managed via contract). Care is
not delivered by direct Council employees.

 

In regards to the schemes funded under PFI, following construction of each
new village the City Council grants a lease to the Housing Provider, who
subcontract the landlord and housing management services to another
provider within their consortium. The lease lasts for 25 years.

 

 

OLDER PEOPLE

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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?

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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?

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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?

 

Response: Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see the attached spreadsheet.

 

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

 

Response: Please see the attached spreadsheet.

 

 

HOMELESS

 

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

 

Response: Yes this is the primary objective although this is based on the
customer’s needs and requirements. Where a customer seeks assistance with
housing outside the boundary advice will be provided to accommodate this.
Households that are owed the homeless duty are normally only assisted out
of area via a referral to another local authority.

 

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

 

Response: It is very difficult for any area to agree that provisions as
adequate. If this was the case there would be no homelessness issues or
rough sleeping. The city does have a number of supported housing
provisions that house those affected by homelessness. However the city is
seeing an increase in homeless presentations and especially from those
with complex needs, many of these have had a bad experience in supported
housing and therefore prefer to sleep rough. Due to these reasons and that
homelessness is increasing I would therefore have to say there is not
‘adequate’ provision.

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

 

Response: For those owed the full homeless duty no placement was within
private.

 

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.

 

Response: During 2016/17, a total of 212 households were accepted by the
authority as having a statutory duty. Of these 130 households; 61% were
secured accommodation in the council’s own provision.

 

The number of households that are currently residing (as at the 31^st
August 2017) in temporary accommodation is 14.

 

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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

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please may I request the following information:

OLDER PEOPLE

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

 

 

 
 

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Dear FOI,

Processes within the commissioning team:
1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential adult with learning disabilities care providers?
2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care providers?
3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?
4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?
5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations in the council’s procurement?
6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council when wishing to introduce their service?
7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals, rates, and commissioning?
8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the council?

Current services in place:

9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council operate?
10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes that you operate?
11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private residential care providers?
12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a care home you operate?
13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount based on their needs?
14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?
15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a placed from their home?
16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?
17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a contract for a set period of time?
18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?
19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term placements for adults with learning disabilities?
20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a private care home?
21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an adult's with learning disabilities needs?
22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?
23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted within the council?
24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service provision in?
25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning disabilities to homes?
26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short stay placements on average?

Yours sincerely,

Everton Wynter

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Wynter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT63642

 

Thank you for your request for information about commissioning processes
and services in place for adults with learning disabilities.  Your request
was received by the Information Rights Team on 25 October 2017.  This is
being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information Rights
legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 22
November 2017 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Wynter

 

Further to your recent information request our officers have asked for the
following clarifications:-

 

Q18 – can you please clarify what you are asking for in this question.

Q25 – is the questioner referring to registered care homes specifically?

 

Current services in place:

18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?

25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?

 

We look forward to hearing from you so that we can continue to process
your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Policy and Performance Service | City Director’s Office

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

Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965

Email: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 25 October 2017 12:45
To: '[FOI #427619 email]'
Subject: Your request for information ref. SOT63642

 

Dear Wynter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT63642

 

Thank you for your request for information about commissioning processes
and services in place for adults with learning disabilities. Your request
was received by the Information Rights Team on 25 October 2017. This is
being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information Rights
legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation. We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 22
November 2017 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[2]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

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Dear FOI,

18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?

Q18 – can you please clarify what you are asking for in this question.
What are the standard fees that are given to Private care homes in the local authority.

25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?
Q25 – is the questioner referring to registered care homes specifically?
Yes thank you

Yours sincerely,

Everton Wynter

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Wynter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT63642 about commissioning processes
and services in place for adults with learning disabilities

 

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

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential
adult with learning disabilities care providers?

 

Response: The City Council operates an open framework for Care Home
provision.

2. Do you operate an approved provider's list of private residential care
providers?

 

Response: No.

3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?

 

Response: Not applicable.

4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?

 

Response: Not applicable.

5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations
in the council's procurement?

 

Response: Generally yes. However Care Home placements are made under an
open framework as per Q1.

6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council
when wishing to introduce their service?

 

Response:

 

Contact details for the relevant Commissioning Managers are:

 

Younger Adults – Kevin Day [1][email address]

Older People – Scott MacDonald [2][email address]

7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning?

 

Response: As per Q6.

8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council?

 

Response: Social work staff are informed of the new provision to consider
when they are looking for suitable placements. Commissioning Teams operate
a bed vacancy register

Current services in place:

9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council
operate?

 

Response: None

10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate?

 

Response: None

11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers?

Response: 237

 

12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate?

 

Response: The City Council does not operate any in-house care homes for
people with a learning disability

 

13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
based on their needs?

 

Response: £1,018 on average per week

14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?

Response: We do not hold this information.

 

15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home?

Response: We do not hold this information.

 

16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?

Response: Short stay residential placements.

 

17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time?

 

Response: No

18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?

 

Response: The City Council does not operate a fixed fee system so fees
paid will be dependent on the needs of the individual. The amount of
notice given to a provider will vary depending on the circumstances of the
emergency that has led to the referral

19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term
placements for adults with learning disabilities?

 

Response: This is dependent on the need of the individual and so it is not
possible to give a definitive answer to this question.

20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a
private care home?

 

Response: The vacancy list is referred to initially to identify care home
we are currently contracted with, followed by a telephone conversation
with the care home, providing the care home with relevant assessment and
arranging for the care home to formally assess the individual.

21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an
adult's with learning disabilities needs?

 

Response: The City Council will negotiate an individual fee based on the
needs of the person being placed.

22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?

 

Response: See Q21 above.

23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted
within the council?

 

Response: See Q8 above.

24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service
provision in?

 

Response: The city council is actively working with providers of services
to improve quality and choice of provision for people with a learning
disability in the city. Where a gap in service provision is identified the
city council will work with the local market to meet identified need.

25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?

 

Response: If the question refers to registered Care Homes then we are not
aware of any Council department that would refer other than Adult Social
Care.

26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short
stay placements on average?

 

Response: We do not hold this information and we are unable to distinguish
“emergency” from other short stays.

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Team, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
ST4 1HH, or email [3][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
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City of Stoke-on-Trent

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E: [6][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

Dear FOI,

Processes within the commissioning team:
1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential
adult with learning disabilities care providers?
2. Do you operate an approved provider's list of private residential care
providers?
3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?
4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?
5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations
in the council's procurement?
6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council
when wishing to introduce their service?
7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning?
8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council?

Current services in place:

9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council
operate?
10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate?
11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers?
12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate?
13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
based on their needs?
14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?
15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home?
16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?
17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time?
18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?
19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term
placements for adults with learning disabilities?
20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a
private care home?
21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an
adult's with learning disabilities needs?
22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?
23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted
within the council?
24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service
provision in?
25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?
26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short
stay placements on average?

Yours sincerely,

Everton Wynter

 

 

 
 

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