Non-residential day care support costs

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Dear Wakefield City Council,
Further to the answer I received on 31st August 2017, I quote the paragraph below :
''Out of the 6 people whose care stopped one had passed away and one had
transferred to residential care. The other 4 cited cost as the reason for
cancellation.''
I would like the following information under the Freedom Of Information legislation:
1. Regarding the 4 who cited cost as the reason for cancellation: What has been the total gross financial saving weekly to Wakefield Council accrued by the Council's no longer having to fund the provision of services to those people? Including but not restricted to, the former costs of providing those services via third party organisations, such as Millenium and Choice Support.
2. What is the amount currently being paid by Wakefield Council weekly towards the cost of the residential care for the one person transferred, to whom you refer in the response I have quoted?
3. Has any contingent or projected calculation been made of the potential or likely cost to the Council of those 4 (who cited cost as the reason for cancellation of day care support) being transferred to residential care at some point in the future?

Yours faithfully,

John Heyes

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Heyes,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 04/09/2017. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 02/10/2017.

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Heyes,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information
 
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
 
Please find the response to your request below.
 
1. Regarding the 4 who cited cost as the reason for cancellation: What has
been the total gross financial saving weekly to Wakefield Council accrued
by the Council's no longer having to fund the provision of services to
those people? Including but not restricted to, the former costs of
providing those services via third party organisations, such as Millennium
and Choice Support.
 
The total cost of the 4 care packages (net of Service User contributions
of £158) was £530.58 per week.
 
2. What is the amount currently being paid by Wakefield Council weekly
towards the cost of the residential care for the one person transferred,
to whom you refer in the response I  have quoted?
 
The Council is assisting with funding for one person at a rate of £381.35
per week. This figure is net of the Service User contribution of £100.65.
 
3. Has any contingent or projected calculation been made of the potential
or likely cost to the Council of those 4 (who cited cost as the reason for
cancellation of day care support) being transferred to residential care at
some point in the future?
 
The Council has comprehensive budget processes in place for forecasting
expenditure and these are constantly reviewed and updated as circumstances
change. The criteria for non-residential and residential services are in
line with relevant legislation and guidance. If the individuals you refer
to in your enquiry do require services they will be assessed in line with
the guidance and if their need is best met in a care home (and isn’t
health funded) they will be financially assessed to ascertain what
contribution they should make towards their care. The Council will
contribute in line with the council's commissioning framework and charging
policy.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Wakefield MDC
Tel: 01924 306112
E-mail: [Wakefield City Council request email]
 

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