SEND and ASC transport spend

HCT Group made this Freedom of Information request to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

We are doing some research into the value of council / authority Special Education Needs & Disability and Adult Social Care transport contracts operated by private hire operators. To this end, could we please request your assistance in obtaining the information below, for your council / authority, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Data request:
For the last 3 financial years (by year), and latest financial year (estimated):
1. Spend on Special Education Needs & Disability [SEND] transport i.e. taking children with SEND to and from school
2. Number of SEND passengers transported
3. Value of all council / authority SEND transport contracts awarded to taxi operators (PHV) (excluding coach hire)

4. Spend on Adult Social Care [ASC] transport i.e. taking elderly passengers to and from day centres
5. Number of ASC passengers transported
6. Value of all council / authority ASC transport contracts awarded to taxi operators (PHV) or taxi operators (excluding coach hire)

If actual figures aren’t available, is it possible to provide estimates instead? If yes, we would be grateful if you could indicate which figures are estimated.

By ‘contract awarded’ we mean in all contracts regardless of contracting approach e.g. open tender, framework, dps, or other.

Format: Please send through data in whichever format is easiest for you.

Clarification: If the request is unclear, please accept our apologies and let us know what clarification is needed. Similarly if it is not possible to provide the information requested due to it exceeding the cost of compliance limits, we would be grateful if you could advise as to how we might refine our request accordingly.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your response.

Many thanks,
Tracey Vickers on behalf of HCT Group

FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Requestor,   

RE: - Request For Information

Thank you for your request for information held by Rochdale Council which
was received by us on 29^th March 2018 regarding SEND and ASC transport
spend.

I write to advise you that your request has been allocated to the
department best able to deal with your queries, and will be considered
under the Freedom of Information Act.
Under the Act we are required to provide a response within 20 working days
however we do endeavour to provide a response at the earliest opportunity.

Should you have any queries, please contact us using the details below.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

Floor 2, Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

                                 

Email: [1][Rochdale Council request email]

 

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FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms. Vickers,

 

Please find the attached reply to your request for information on
29/03/2018 regarding SEND and ASC transport spend.

 

We feel that we have fulfilled your Freedom of Information request. 
However, please see the details on our website if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request, wish to make a
complaint or appeal against any decision we have made in response to your
request.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact us using the details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

Floor 2, Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

Email: [1][Rochdale Council request email]

 

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The Freedom of Information Request below is due to be responded to by 30th
April 2018.
If you do not hold this information please can you advise who might?

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

HCT Group