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Needs assessments and social care provision for working age adults with a learning disability

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following information on needs assessments for working age adults with a learning disability and social care provision (as set out in Section 8 of the Care Act 2014) provided for working age adults with a learning disability.

Where questions refer to ‘learning disability’, please include individuals with ‘learning disability’ as their primary support reason.

1. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability were refused an assessment for adult social care in:

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

2. In 2018/19, from the date of their first request for an initial assessment for adult social care, or from the date when the LA first became aware that an assessment was required, how many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had to wait:

a. Over 6 weeks for an assessment to be completed

b. Over 12 weeks for an assessment to be completed

c. Over 24 weeks for an assessment to be completed

d. Please also provide answers to 2(a) to 2(c) for the following years:

i. 2017/18

ii. 2016/17

iii. 2015/16

iv. 2014/15

3. In 2018/19, from the date of their first request for an initial assessment for adult social care, or from the date when the LA first became aware that an assessment was required, how many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had to wait:

a. Over 6 weeks for an assessment to be completed

b. Over 12 weeks for an assessment to be completed

c. Over 24 weeks for an assessment to be completed

d. Please also provide answers to 3(a) to 3(c) for the following years:

i. 2017/18

ii. 2016/17

iii. 2015/16

iv. 2014/15

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had an assessment for adult social care which identified eligible needs in the following years?

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

5. Of the adults identified in questions 4(a) to 4(e) how many were not having all of their eligible needs met after:

a. 6 weeks

b. 12 weeks

c. 24 weeks

6. In 2018/19, how many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had an assessment for adult social care which resulted in no services being provided?

If data is not available for 2018/19, please supply the information for the most recent year that data is available for. Please exclude those who received no services for the reason ‘deceased’.

Yours faithfully,

James Robinson

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to the Freedom of Information officer for response.

Kind regards

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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Central Admin, Swindon Borough Council

Dear James Robinson,

Ref: FOI002503

I acknowledge the receipt of your message that was received on 20 December
2019.
The Council has a duty to respond ‘promptly’, or no later than 20 working
days which in this case is 22 January 2020, please accept our apologies
for the delay in responding.

Please find the response to the following questions below:

1. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability
were refused an assessment for adult social care in: WE DON’T HOLD DATA ON
NUMBER OF ASSESSMENTS REFUSED. THIS IS NOT CAPTURED WITHIN OUR SYSTEM
a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

2. In 2018/19, from the date of their first request for an initial
assessment for adult social care, or from the date when the LA first
became aware that an assessment was required, how many working-age adults
(aged 18-64) with a learning disability had to wait:
a. Over 6 weeks for an assessment to be completed

b. Over 12 weeks for an assessment to be completed

c. Over 24 weeks for an assessment to be completed

d. Please also provide answers to 2(a) to 2(c) for the following years:

i. 2017/18

ii. 2016/17

iii. 2015/16

iv. 2014/15

 

Q2 : Date of request to Assessment for LD clients ages 18-64

LD 18-64 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Over 6 Weeks 35 39 16 38 55
Over 12 Weeks 31 31 8 33 44
Over 24 Weeks 13 22 5 26 34

 

3. In 2018/19, from the date of their first request for an initial
assessment for adult social care, or from the date when the LA first
became aware that an assessment was required, how many working-age adults
(aged 18-64) had to wait:

a. Over 6 weeks for an assessment to be completed

b. Over 12 weeks for an assessment to be completed

c. Over 24 weeks for an assessment to be completed

d. Please also provide answers to 3(a) to 3(c) for the following years:

i. 2017/18

ii. 2016/17

iii. 2015/16

iv. 2014/15

Q3 : Date of request to Assessment for all clients ages 18-64

All 18-64 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Over 6 Weeks 264 239 111 150 157
Over 12 Weeks 115 161 13 46 93
Over 24 Weeks 32 51 6 30 63

 

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had
an assessment for adult social care which identified eligible needs in the
following years?

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

Q4 : How many LD clients who received an assessment went on to receive a
service?

Sequel to Assessment 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Services 28 64 75 46 83

 

5. Of the adults identified in questions 4(a) to 4(e) how many were not
having all of their eligible needs met after: WE CANNOT PROVIDE
INFORMATION TO DEFINE IF ALL THE NEEDS WERE BEING MET, OR ONLY SOME –WE
CAN ONLY PROVIDE INFO THAT SHOWS IF THEY WENT ON TO RECEIVE A SERVICE OR
IF THEY DIDN’T AND THIS IS ALREADY BEING ANSWERED IN THE OTHER QUESTIONS
a. 6 weeks

b. 12 weeks

c. 24 weeks

6. In 2018/19, how many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning
disability had an assessment for adult social care which resulted in no
services being provided?

If data is not available for 2018/19, please supply the information for
the most recent year that data is available for. Please exclude those who
received no services for the reason ‘deceased’.

 

Q6 : Number of LD clients who didn’t receive a service following their
assessment in 2018/19 – 35

 

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

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
[1][email address]

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review by the Information
Governance Manager [2][email address]

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

If you require any further information concerning this matter please
contact me quoting the reference number at the top of the message.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Carter

Senior Business Support Administrator

 

Business Support Unit

Swindon Borough Council

 

Tel: 01793 464378

[3]www.swindon.gov.uk

 

 

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