Dear Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council,

1.Please specify the number of families resident in the local authority with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 that received respite care funded by the local authority in each of the last three years broken down by year
2.Please provide a figure for the total cost of respite care for families in the local authority with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 met by the local authority and the average cost per family receiving respite care paid for by the council for each of the last three years broken down by year.
3.Please provide details of any estimates made by the council about the potential growth in the use of respite care for families with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 funded by the council and any funds being allocated by the council in anticipation of a growth in the use of respite care for this group.
4.Please provide any data held by the council on the number of families with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 judged to be ‘in crisis’, the total cost of dealing with these families and the average cost to the local authority of a family 'in crisis' per year in each of the last three years
5. Please define what qualifies a family as ‘in crisis’ as determined by the local authority.

Yours faithfully,

Glyn Gaskarth

Information Governance (Social Care & Performance), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Gaskarth

Freedom of Information request - Reference Number 4867

Thank you for your request for information below, which we received yesterday. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and we aim to provide you with a response by 10 December 2013.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. If this is the case you will be advised of any considerations, subsequent decisions and your rights of appeal. There may also be a fee payable for this information; this will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable.

You will be free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit any information disclosed to you providing that you do so in accordance with the conditions which can be found on the Council’s website http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

Advice on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website: http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill
Information Governance Assistant
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division
Tel: 0121 704 6169
Email: [email address]

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Summerill, Joanne (Business Transformation Directorate - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Gaskarth

 

Freedom of Information request - Reference Number 4867

 

I write further to your request for information below about respite care,
which we received on 11 November.

 

1.Please specify the number of families resident in the local authority
with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 that received respite
care funded by the local authority in each of the last three years broken
down by year 2.Please provide a figure for the total cost of respite care
for families in the local authority with disabled children between the
ages of 16 and 25 met by the local authority and the average cost per
family receiving respite care paid for by the council for each of the last
three years broken down by year.

3.Please provide details of any estimates made by the council about the
potential growth in the use of respite care for families with disabled
children between the ages of 16 and 25 funded by the council and any funds
being allocated by the council in anticipation of a growth in the use of
respite care for this group.

4.Please provide any data held by the council on the number of families
with disabled children between the ages of 16 and 25 judged to be ‘in
crisis’, the total cost of dealing with these families and the average
cost to the local authority of a family 'in crisis' per year in each of
the last three years

5. Please define what qualifies a family as ‘in crisis’ as determined by
the local authority.

 

Please see the attachment for our response.

 

I hope this information is of interest and assistance.  You may copy,
distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit any information disclosed
to you providing that you do so in accordance with the conditions which
can be found on the council’s website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

 

If however you are dissatisfied with the response you have received and
wish to request a review of our decision or make a complaint about how
your request has been handled you should write to the Corporate
Information Governance Manager, Corporate Performance, Policy and
Information, Business Transformation Directorate, Council House, Manor
Walk, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QB or email [2][Solihull Borough Council request email].

 

Your request for an internal review should be submitted to us within 40
days of receipt by you of this response.  Any requests received after this
time will be considered at the discretion of the Corporate Information
Governance Manager.

 

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO will not make a decision until you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the council.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [4][email address]

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