Social care support and funding

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan 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

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Juliet Atkins

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20200110-00154-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
08/01/2020 16:05:49 GMT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Social care support and funding

Dear St Helens Metropolitan 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
b .learning disabilityb ., please include individuals with b .learning
disabilityb . 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 b .deceasedb .. 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 b .deceasedb .. 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 b .deceasedb .. 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 b
.deceasedb .. 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
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Dear Contact Centre,

I'm writing to you as your response is hugely overdue and I haven't heard from you to request an extension. If you haven't replied to me by the end of this week, I will consider requesting an internal review.

Please let me know the status of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Juliet Atkins

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20200311-00269-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
10/03/2020 14:42:21 GMT
Subject:Re: St Helens Council Response Ref: 20200110-00154-1

Dear Contact Centre, I'm writing to you as your response is hugely overdue
and I haven't heard from you to request an extension. If you haven't
replied to me by the end of this week, I will consider requesting an
internal review. Please let me know the status of my request. Yours
sincerely, Juliet Atkins -----Original Message----- Dear Juliet Atkins
Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). Your enquiry has been given a
reference number 20200110-00154-1. Please quote this reference in any
future correspondence with us concerning this matter. If the information
you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for more details) then a
charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance from the Information
Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been reviewed you will be
informed of an appropriate charge that may be applied. In accordance with
the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20 working days from the
date following the receipt of the request or receipt of an applicable
payment. Kind regards, St. Helens Council 01744 676789
------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
08/01/2020 16:05:49 GMT Subject:Freedom of Information request - Social
care support and funding Dear St Helens Metropolitan 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 b .learning disabilityb ., please include individuals
with b .learning disabilityb . 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 b .deceasedb .. 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 b .deceasedb .. 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 b .deceasedb
.. 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 b .deceasedb .. 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
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