Putting People with a Learning Disability who are Applying for Residential Care up for Tender

The request was successful.

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

Would you please furnish me with the following information.

1. Since 2014 how many adults with a learning disability applying for residential care through Cheshire West and Chester Council have been offered for tender on the internet to care providers?

2. How many of these people lacked capacity?

3. How many adults with a learning disability has Cheshire West and Chester Council successfully placed through the tendering process since April 2014?

4. How many of those successfully placed lacked capacity?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Michelle Daly

Cheshire West and Chester Council

RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: 101004610495

Dear Ms Daly

Thank you for your email.

It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it.

If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact FOI WEST. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number.

Yours sincerely

FOI Unit

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

The 20 working days allowed to respond to my FOI request has now exceeded. Would you please supply information requested.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Michelle Daly

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Ms Daly

Thank you for your request for information reference 101004610495. Please accept my apologies for the delay in providing you with a response.

I can confirm that the Council holds information relevant to your request. This information is currently being collated and reviewed and we will issue you with a response as soon as possible.

Solutions Team

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Ms Daly

 

Thank you for your request for information of 17 December 2016 which has
been logged as 4610495 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We confirm that Cheshire West and Chester Council
holds some information relating to your request and sincerely apologise
for the delay in responding to you. 

 

For the purpose of clarity your request has been reproduced below:

 

1. Since 2014 how many adults with a learning disability applying for
residential care through Cheshire West and Chester Council have been
offered for tender on the internet to care providers?

 

We can confirm 15 adults with a learning disability accessed residential
care during the period of 2016. Due to changes in the Council’s computer
systems data prior to 2016, and any further information or more accurate
assessment of how this care was tendered, is not held.

 

2. How many of these people lacked capacity?

 

The Council is not able to accurately answer this question, as highlighted
above. The estimate from the service is that all adults placed lack
capacity.

 

3. How many adults with a learning disability has Cheshire West and
Chester Council successfully placed through the tendering process since
April 2014?

 

The Council is not able to accurately answer this question, as highlighted
in Q1.  

 

4. How many of those successfully placed lacked capacity?

 

The Council is not able to accurately answer this question, as highlighted
above. The estimate from the service is that all adults placed lack
capacity.

 

 

We trust this answers your enquiry.

 

The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by
either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the
information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld
and the reasons for any redaction.    Where applicable, the Council has
also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled you can request a review by writing to the Solutions Team within
40 working days from the date of the Council’s response. 

 

You are entitled to a review by the Council if:

·         You are dissatisfied with the Council’s explanation of why the
application was not dealt with within the 20 working day time limit.

·         All the information requested is not being disclosed and you
have not received an explanation why some information is not being
disclosed.

·         A reason for the disclosures under the request being refused is
not received.

·         You consider that exemptions have been wrongly applied, and/or

·         You consider that a fee has been wrongly applied.

 

Please set out your grounds for seeking a review together with what
specific part of your request those grounds apply to and the outcome you
are seeking.  The Council reserves the right to ask you for clarification
of the grounds for your review request if the grounds are not clear, and
to delay commencing the review if such grounds are not provided.

 

The Solutions Team can be contacted by email via: 
[1][Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:

 

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

HQ

58 Nicholas Street

Chester

CH1 2NP

 

The Solutions Team will acknowledge a request for an internal review
within 5 working days and complete the review as soon as possible and no
later than 40 working days from receipt of the request.

 

More information about the Council’s internal review process can be found
via:
[2]http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your review, you have
a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

 

 

 

 

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