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Dear Walsall Metropolitan 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

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for Information RFI-0892-19

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Needs assessments
and social care provision for working age adults with a learning
disability which was received on 20 December 2019.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely,

Julie Noble

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

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Dear Mr Robinson,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-0892-19

 

Further to your request for information about Needs assessments and social
care provision for working age adults with a learning disability, I can
tell you the following:

I can confirm that no Data has been supplied for 2014-15 and 2015-16 due
to changes in social care recording systems, as any data supplied for
those years would be inconsistent in terms of structure and content.

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

Data not captured in a reportable format.

 

 

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:

 

Time taken
for
assessment
to be
completed 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
< 6 weeks 20 14 25
Over 6
weeks 11 12 13
Over 12
weeks 17 11 18
Over 24
weeks 19 31 31
Total
Number of
assessments
Completed 67 68 87

 

 

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

 

Time taken
for
assessment 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
to be
completed
< 6 weeks 2007 1272 1306
Over 6 423 652 933
weeks
Over 12 294 540 552
weeks
Over 24 186 267 284
weeks
Total
Number of 2910 2731 3075
assessments
Completed

 

 

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?

 

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Adults
Aged 18-64
with LD
and
assessment
with
identified
needs 43 46 49

 

 

 

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

Data not captured in a reportable format.

 

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?

 

2018-19
Number of
Assessments
with NFA As
outcome 54

 

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’.

 

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Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
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You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
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I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
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Yours sincerely,

Yvonne Jackson

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [2]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

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