Dear Brent Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following information on social care support (as set out in Section 8 of the Care Act 2014) and funding for the purposes of social care support for working age adults with a learning disability in your local authority area.
Where questions refer to ‘learning disability’, please include individuals with ‘learning disability’ as their primary support reason.

1. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had the care and support hours allocated in their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

2. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) with a learning disability had the monetary value of their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

3. How many working age adults (aged 18-64) had the care and support hours allocated in their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please include in your answer care and support hour reductions where the reduction relates to a reduction in the care worker ratio (e.g. where 1:1 hours have been changed to shared hours). Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had the monetary value of their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
Please include in your answers both those who are part and fully local authority funded. Please exclude those who stopped receiving a package for the reason ‘deceased’.

5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning disability has the council received in the following years?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

6. How many complaints about adult social care has the council received in the following years?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

7. Has the council made any cuts to the funding of social care services for adults with a learning disability in the following years? If so, for each year please tell us the how much funding has been cut by.
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

8. How many safeguarding concerns has the council received in the following years about adults with a learning disability?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

9. How many safeguarding enquiries (including, but not limited to, Section 42 enquiries) has the council received in the following years about adults with a learning disability?
a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15

Yours faithfully,

Juliet Atkins

donotreply, Brent Borough Council

     Brent
Civic
Centre
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  Wembley
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Ref:CAS-157062-M4P0H1 
Dear  Juliet Atkins
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received
on 14/01/2020 . 

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 10/02/2020.

In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.

We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).

Yours sincerely

Complaints & FOI Team

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Ref: CAS-157062-M4P0H1
Dear Juliet Atkins

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the information requested is held by Brent Council. I
have detailed below the information that is being released to you.

This information will be provided to you end of working day on the 14th of
February. We can provide this information however it will take a little
longer to put together the information in a readable format. Sorry for the
inconvenience.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Brent Civic Centre 

Engineers Way 

Wembley HA9 0FJ 

[email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I will now close your request as of this date.

 

Yours sincerely

 Nirali Patel 

Freedom of Information and Complaints Investigation Officer

 Brent Council

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Ref: CAS-156686-F3Z2S6
Dear 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the information requested is held by Brent Council. I
have detailed below the information that is being released to you.

Unfortunately the information you have requested is taking longer than we
thought. Please be patient with us while we try and get this information
to you as soon as possible.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Brent Civic Centre 

Engineers Way 

Wembley HA9 0FJ 

[email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I will now close your request as of this date.

 

Yours sincerely

 Helen Woodland 

Freedom of Information and Complaints Investigation Officer

 Brent Council

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Patel, Nirali, Brent Borough Council

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Good Afternoon Juliet

 

Firstly apologies for getting back to you late regarding your FOI request.

 

Having gone through the detail, there are elements of the FOI which are
concerned with care worker ratio in relation to care and support hours and
this would only be obtained through manually checking through 5 years of
care plans to see whether care worker ratios have changed.  On this basis,
we would exceed the time limit in attempting to complete the request.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Nirali Patel

Executive Assistant to Helen Woodland

Community Wellbeing

Brent Council

020 8937 3056

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