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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

All questions are related to people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and residential care without nursing.

1. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities (including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect this to change (increase/decrease)? 
2. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in long-term/institutional care?
3. How many residential care homes does the Council want to transform into SL under the Transforming Care act?
4. How many adults with disabilities/autism does the Council support out of county? 
5. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are their contact details? 
6. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care (without nursing)? 
7. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next framework entrance open for provision of care? 
8. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and who is on that list? 
9. Where can I find official, updated and published reports about the strategic planning, short and long-term goal of the council? (e.g. Market Statement Position) This is in order to better understand how the Council intends to position itself on a 3-10 year basis. 
10. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact details? 
11. What Existing Provider Forums does the Council use to communicate with providers? 
12. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are unable to fill? E.g. Day care, SL, res, etc.
13. When does the Council expect to publish their next Market Position Statement?
14. How many voids are you currently unable to fill? And is there a specific reason for this?
15. What kind of supported living model does the Council prefer? (e.g. Renovate a block of flats, flats spread across an area, etc.)
16. How many colleges for people with LD are in the Local Authority, and what are their names?
17. How many people are currently waiting for SL provision?
Please can the Council provide a chart of the organisational structure of your adult social care team (that is, your commissioners and names).

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hansen

North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Unfortunately, the deadline for response has been long surpassed. Please could advise when you expect to respond to my query.

Many thanks,

Alex Hansen

North Yorkshire County Council

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Sent on behalf of Sheila Hall Head of Engagement & Governance

 

Dear Alex Hansen

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request please find below our
response to your questions:

 

All questions are related to people with disabilities, learning
disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only.
Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and
residential care without nursing.

 

1. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities
(including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently
support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect
this to change (increase/decrease)? 

 

3686 .  The Council expects an increase in the number of people it
supports with Autism Spectrum Disorder and small increase in the number of
people it supports with Learning Disabilities (Further information can be
found in the Autism Strategy and Learning Disability Strategy). Data is
not held around any further disabilities or sub categories.

 

Learning Disability Strategy

[1]http://www.nypartnerships.org.uk/livewell

 

Autism Strategy

[2]http://www.nypartnerships.org.uk/autism

 

2. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in
long-term/institutional care?

 

The total number of clients in residential or nursing care 284. 

 

3. How many residential care homes does the Council want to transform into
SL under the Transforming Care act?

 

We have entered into a regional framework agreement to respond to the
cohort of people covered by Transforming Care Programme and in addition,
we are considering the existing service provision together with all
potential future options, There is no current intention to amended the
registration status of any residential Care Homes to supported living. 

 

 

4. How many adults with disabilities/autism does the Council support out
of county? 

 

371

 

5. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are
their contact details?

Commissioning activity may be undertaken on a countywide or locality
basis.  Avril Hunter and Abigail Barron are Heads of Commissioning and
commissioning activity may be led by staff within either of their teams. 

The contact detail for our commissioning team
[3][email address]

 

 

6. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care
(without nursing)? 

 

£826.69

N.B this includes averages for LD, Sensory support, Mental Health, support
with memory and physical support personal care support. 

 

7. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per
service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next
framework entrance open for provision of care? 

NYCC operate an Approved Provider List for both Domiciliary Care and Care
Homes, which are open for applications at any time until the Provider
Lists are due to be renewed on 1 July 2021

 

8. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and who
is on that list? 

The Approved Provider List for both Domiciliary Care and Care Homes is
available on NYCC’s website at
[4]https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/approved-l...

         

9. Where can I find official, updated and published reports about the
strategic planning, short and long-term goal of the council? (e.g. Market
Statement Position) This is in order to better understand how the Council
intends to position itself on a 3-10 year basis. 

 

[5]www.northyorks.gov.uk/market-position-statement

 

         

10. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact
details? 

 

Toya Bastow Direct Payments Support Service Manager.

NYCC has an in-house DP service. This service consists of a team of DP
advisors (DPA). When people agree a DP to meet their care and support
needs, they are allocated a DPA who will support them to understand their
responsibilities around managing a DP. This service is also responsible to
monitor expenditure and where appropriate recover unspent DP funds.

 

         

 

11. What Existing Provider Forums does the Council use to communicate with
providers? 

 

The Council has a programme of Provider Engagement Events which are held
in locations across the County. The Council attends partner provider
events, where appropriate, and Providers Bulletins are used to provide
information to the market.  In some cases emails will be sent to
providers, usually when there is a specific event being held and where the
details need to be shared prior to the next Provider Bulletin being
issued.  Specific engagement events are held as part of procurement and
commissioning processes so that information can be shared and gathered. 
Sometimes provider surveys are undertaken, for example to ask providers
how they wanted to receive information from the Council and how engagement
could work better. 

         

12. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are
unable to fill? E.g. Day care, SL, res, etc.

 

Please refer to Question 13 below and the Market Position statement
[6]www.northyorks.gov.uk/market-position-statement The website includes
information and key statistics around financial position, future care
headlines and more. 

         

13. When does the Council expect to publish their next Market Position
Statement?

 

The MPS is a live document on the Council’s website.  It is updated as and
when information is updated or becomes available.

         

14. How many voids are you currently unable to fill? And is there a
specific reason for this?

                            

We don’t hold this information on Voids.  Voids may occur due to the
assessed needs of the people living in a particular premises and
identifying suitable people to live and be supported in the same
premises.  The geography of North Yorkshire may result in people with
assessed needs living and have community connections in an area which is a
significant distance from the property with a void, resulting in it not
being in their best interests to move.

         

15. What kind of supported living model does the Council prefer? (e.g.
Renovate a block of flats, flats spread across an area, etc.)

 

The Council does not have a preferred model of supported living.  The
Council commissions services based on the assessed needs of the person
being supported and what accommodation would best meet those needs and
promote independence.

         

16. How many colleges for people with LD are in the Local Authority, and
what are their names?

 

The council contracts with Henshaws College which provides personalised
education to 16 – 25 year olds living with a disability. 

         

17. How many people are currently waiting for SL provision?

 

We currently have 65 people across the County waiting for SL provision,
however there is a wide variety of reasons why these people are currently
waiting so this number should be taken in the context of the complexity of
needs and requirements of those who have currently expressed a wish to
move to supported living. 

 

Please can the Council provide a chart of the organisational structure of
your adult social care team (that is, your commissioners and names).

 

Please find attached structure chart.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sheila Hall Head of Engagement & Governance

 

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