Net expenditure for short breaks services for children

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

What was your net expenditure for short breaks services for children aged 0-18 with a learning disability in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12, and d) what was the agreed budget figure for 2012/13?

Yours faithfully,

James Robinson

Birmingham City Council

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Birmingham City Council

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

I have not received a response to my request. Please could you provide a response to my request by 5pm on Friday or I will request an internal review.

Yours faithfully,

James Robinson

Birmingham City Council

Dear James

I've had an initial response to your request from the service area but
have now asked another area within CYPF to look at the request to
ascertain if they could fulfil the request and the details you need.
I shall let you know the outcome as soon as possible.
Tracey Robinson
Governance and Policy Team
PO Box 16568
Lancaster Circus
B2 2FX
464 0085

James Robinson To [email address]
<[FOI #135788 email]> cc
Subject Re: Acknowledgement of receipt of
04/12/2012 13:21 your request for information re:
Short Breaks (7798)

Dear Birmingham City Council,
I have not received a response to my request. Please could you
provide a response to my request by 5pm on Friday or I will request
an internal review.

Yours faithfully,
James Robinson

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Birmingham City Council

Dear James

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

What was your net expenditure for short breaks services for children aged
0-18 with a learning disability in a) 2009/10, b) 2010/11 and c) 2011/12,
and d) what was the agreed budget figure for 2012/13?

Please find herewith the following:

Short Breaks are provided to children with different types of
disabilities, not just LD. The Aiming High programme prioritised children
with Autism, challenging behaviour, Severe learning difficulties and those
with profound and complex needs. The figures below relate to all target
groups benefitting from Short Breaks and include services commissioned
from the voluntary sector as well as management and infrastructure costs,
 
 

2009/10         £1.2m
2010/11                £4.4
2011/12                £3.2m
2012/13                £3.4m

The overnight Short Break  BCC Residential Service.

Cost per week per child

Edgewood Road 6 beds  
2009/10                £ 1,558
2010/11                £1,734
2011/12                £2,012

Warwick House 7 beds

2009/10               £3,449
2010/11               £3,045
2011/12               £2,467

Charles House 7 beds

2009/10              £2,442
2010/11              £2,615
2011/12              £2,464

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Yours sincerely,
Tracey Robinson
Business Continuity and Information Governance Officer

Sent of behalf of:
Steve Cullen
Information governance Manager
Governance and Policy Team
Children Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Tel: 0121 464 4591
Email: [email address]

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