Mental health statistics

Kevin Mitchell made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership,

I am writing to request the figures of the number of people who are on the waiting list for support with mental health.

Please also include the length of time that people have been on the waiting list.

Both requests include outreach and residential support.

Yours faithfully,
Kevin Mitchell

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Mr Mitchell,

 

Thank you for your information request of 16 August 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

I am writing to request the figures of the number of people who are on
the  waiting list for support with mental health.

ACC do not have any waiting list.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on the figures of the number
of people who are on the  waiting list for support with mental health as
it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the
terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this
information is not held by it. 

 

Please also include the length of time that people have been on the
waiting list.

Both requests include outreach and residential support.

Not applicable, please see the response to Question above.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
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Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

I am extremely perplexed by your response and deeply concerned. The request was to the Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership who do indeed have and hold the information I requested.

The AHSCP work/ facilitate the mental health panel which manages the mental health waiting list through the partnership out to providers across the city.

The partnership does hold the information I am seeking.

Can you please review your response before I send to the Scottish Information Commissioner for review.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Mitchell

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Mr Mitchell,

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 13 September 2019.

 

We asked the relevant Service to provide more details and explain why they
do not hold the required information. They advised the ACC does not
measure the length of time it takes from initial referral to the Chief
Social Worker Officer or indeed the Mental Health Officer (MHO) to the
completion of the assessment. The MHO has to follow the legal timescales
once they start the assessment and it has to be timed within the 2 medical
reports or it’s an invalid application but ACC for sure does not start a
clock from when the initial referral is received. Therefore we do not
record a waiting list of those individuals prior to their assessments
starting. We may be able to provide the numbers of assessments which have
been started and their timescales.

 

We were also advised that some people may be waiting for some type of
supported accommodation but that doesn’t mean they are not currently
receiving general support with their mental health be it by Social Worker
or CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse) or medical staff.  Please note that
if your question had been specifically highlighting waiting lists for
residential accommodation for mental health then the answer would be
different but it only stated support.  A person can be on a waiting list
for a specific service while they currently receiving support from other
means.

 

We hope the above clarifies our earlier response and please accept our
apologies for any confusion caused.

 

We will appreciate if you let us know you still want to process your
review request.

 

Kind regards

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Then please provide the number of people on the waiting list for residential accommodation.

In addition can you please advise the number of people under assessment as you stated.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Mitchell

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Mr Mitchell,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1266.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 19
September 2019.

 

Please note as your questions are now different from the previous ones, we
are required to treat them as a new request.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 17 October 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Mr Mitchell,

 

Thank you for your information request of 19 September 2019.  Aberdeen
City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

Then please provide the number of people on the waiting list for
residential  accommodation. 

There are 15 people waiting for residential accommodation in a mental
health resource in Aberdeen City.

 

In addition can you please advise the number of people under assessment as
you stated. Note from the previous FOI: A person can be on a waiting list 
for a specific service while they currently receiving support from other 
means.

51 people are currently under assessment for a Guardianship Order under
the Adults with Incapacity Act. Please note that all social work clients
are under a continual assessment process to ensure their outcomes are
being met and services received are appropriate.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
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information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
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