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Dear Tameside 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

Freedom Of Information Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins,

 

Freedom of Information Request

Unique Reference No: FOI 9689

 

Thank you for your email received 13 January 2020 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act.  I understand your request to be as
follows:

 

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

 

Your request is being considered as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  In accordance with statutory requirements, it may
take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks) for the Council to
consider your request and provide a formal response.  Should this 20
working day deadline need to be extended you will be notified and kept
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I have passed your request to Mark Whitehead, Head of Service, Adults, to
respond to your request and he can be contacted on 0161 342 3719 or at
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Regards

 

Freedom of Information Support

 

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Freedom Of Information Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins,

 

The Council reasonably requires further information from you in order to
identify and locate the information that you are seeking.

 

In particular, please could you clarify if question 3 refers to a
reduction in the care package provided, or because of the financial
assistance provided?

 

Please note, under section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) a
public authority need not comply with a request unless any further
information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied; I
will not be able to take this matter further without receiving this extra
information from you.  If I do not receive clarification within three
months your request will be considered to have lapsed.   

 

Once your clarification is received, the Council will begin to process
your request. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Support

 

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests,

I am referring to reduction in care package provided.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

Freedom Of Information Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Atkins,

 

Request for Information – Freedom of Information

Unique Reference FOI 9689

 

Please find attached response in relation to your Freedom of Information
Request.

 

Kind regards,

 

On behalf of Mark Whitehead

 

 

 

 

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