Resource Allocation Systems for Adult Social Care

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please treat the following questions as a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) Do you use a Resource Allocation System (RAS) to determine individual’s funding for adult social care?
2) If you don’t use a RAS do you use an alternative system? What is that system? Please provide any policies or guidelines that describe this system.
3) Please provide any policies, guidelines or any documents which describe the process for making funding decisions based on the RAS or alternative system.
4) For either a RAS or alternative system have you had to adapt the system/process for different client groups, scenarios/circumstances or for any other reason? Please provide any policies or guidelines which describe these adaptations.

Yours faithfully,

Carl Cross

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
03/10/2019 14:34:13 GDT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Resource Allocation Systems for
Adult Social Care

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Please treat the following
questions as a request under the Freedom of Information Act. 1) Do you use
a Resource Allocation System (RAS) to determine individualb .s funding for
adult social care? 2) If you donb .t use a RAS do you use an alternative
system? What is that system? Please provide any policies or guidelines
that describe this system. 3) Please provide any policies, guidelines or
any documents which describe the process for making funding decisions
based on the RAS or alternative system. 4) For either a RAS or alternative
system have you had to adapt the system/process for different client
groups, scenarios/circumstances or for any other reason? Please provide
any policies or guidelines which describe these adaptations. Yours
faithfully, Carl Cross
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