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Dear freedom of information manager,

I am writing to see if you might be able to help me with the following request for information.

Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to March 2019?

If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the year 2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

i. Long term Change of Accommodation
ii. Serious Medical Treatment
iii. Review of the Accommodation
iv. Safeguarding

b) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

i. 39A DoLS process
ii. 39C DoLS process
iii. 39D DoLS process

I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a paid RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me who does?

If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me if you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months?

The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that organisations make this kind of information publicly available on their own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

Thank you so much for your help with this request,

Kind regards,

K. Huijbers

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.

The Council can confirm this request was received by the FOI team.

Your enquiry was passed to the relevant Council department(s), and we will aim to issue a substantive response within the statutory timeframe FOI act (2000), 20 working days from the receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely,

Chelsea Dalton
Information Management Officer
Business Management - ICT
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [Wirral Borough Council request email]

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Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear K Huijbers,

 

Thank you for your recent FOI submitted under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Q1:

Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to
March 2019?

 

The organisation is N-Compass,

Head Office;

Unit 1, Edward VII Quay

Navigation Way

Preston

PR2 2YF

 

Q2:

If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the year
2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other 12
month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide
information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

 

i. Long term Change of Accommodation

ii. Serious Medical Treatment

iii. Review of the Accommodation

iv. Safeguarding

 

This information is currently not recorded in a way that is extractable
electronically – a manual exercise would need to be undertaken to examine
individual case files which would exceed the time limit

 

Q3:

b) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19
you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times
an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

 

i. 39A DoLS process

ii. 39C DoLS process

iii. 39D DoLS process

 

This information is currently not recorded in a way that is extractable
electronically – a manual exercise would need to be undertaken to examine
individual case files which would exceed the time limit. 

 

Q4:

I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a paid
RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any
other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

 

271 – Please note this figure includes new referrals and renewals

 

Q5:

If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me who
does?

 

As noted above, the Council does hold this information but it is not
recorded in a way that is extractable electronically

 

Q6:

If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me if
you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months?

 

The Council have no current plan to start collecting this data in way
which is readily reportable in the next 12 months.

 

Q7:

The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that
organisations make this kind of  information publicly available on their
own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

 

Information on the Council’s commissioned advocacy services is available
via the Council’s website and “Live Well Wirral”.

 

I trust this satisfies your request in full.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review if you are dissatisfied with the information
provided to you. Please direct any request for an internal review to
[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

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Dear Ms Dalton,

Thank you for the information provided. I was hoping that as this was almost identical to a FOI request I made last year (but for a shorter time period) for which I received a complete response on the 15 June 2018 that this might require less time than the first request. I hope you will reconsider and send me the additional information requested, I would be really grateful.

Yours sincerely,

K. Huijbers

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear K Huijbers

Your recent correspondence has been referred back to the service area who are currently liaising with the Advocacy provider. Unfortunately they will be unable to provide a response before the end of this month and as such we ask that you allow further time for these enquiries to be completed.

We will respond to you as quickly as possible after that time.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Principal Information Management Officer
Wirral Council
Business Management - ICT
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Dear K Huijbers

 

Further to your recent request for information under the FOI Act 2000,
please find below Wirral Council's answers to your enquiry.

 

Q1: Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to
deliver  Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April
2018 to  March 2019?

 

The organisation is N-Compass,

Head Office;

Unit 1, Edward VII Quay

Navigation Way

Preston

PR2 2YF

 

Q2: If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the
year  2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any
other 12  month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you
provide  information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each
decision:

 

i. Long term Change of Accommodation = 32  ii. Serious Medical Treatment =
31  iii. Review of the Accommodation = 17  iv. Safeguarding = 19

An IMCA was instructed for every referral received.

 

Q3: If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed
from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within
2018/19  you could specify) please could you provide information on how
many times  an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

 

i. 39A DoLS process

ii. 39C DoLS process

iii. 39D DoLS process

 

A. 45 Total IMCA DoLS instructed

 

Q4: I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a
paid  RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or
any  other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

 

A. 271 – Please note this figure includes new referrals and renewals

 

Q5: If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me
who  does? N/A

 

Q6: If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me
if  you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months? N/A

 

Q7: The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that
organisations make this kind of  information publicly available on their 
own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

 

A. Information on the Council’s commissioned advocacy services is
available via the Council’s website and “Live Well Wirral”.

 

We trust this information is of interest to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

[1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.   You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge

 

 

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