Dear Bury 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

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Adult Services Freedom Of Information, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Juliet Atkins,

 

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Reference - 11664

 

We confirm receipt of your email received by the Council on 13/01/2020 in
which you request the information below

 

Your request is being dealt with under FOIA.

 

In accordance with FOIA you will receive a response within 20 working days
from the date we received your request for information. If this is not
possible, you will be advised accordingly.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact us on the email below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

Communities and Wellbeing

 

Bury Council, Department for Communities and Wellbeing

Performance and Intelligence

First Floor, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ

 

Email:          [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adult Services Freedom Of Information, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Juliet Atkins

             

 

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) - 11664

 

I write further to your e-mail received by the Council on 13/01/2020 where
you made the following request for information.

 

The Council’s response to your request is as follows;

 

Request;

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

 

 

Response

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 - 3

b. 2017/18 - 8

c. 2016/17 - 14

d. 2015/16 - 14

e. 2014/15 - 20

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 - 42

b. 2017/18 - 40

c. 2016/17 - 60

d. 2015/16 - 81

e. 2014/15 - 102

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 - 6

b. 2017/18 - 14

c. 2016/17 - 21

d. 2015/16 - 18

e. 2014/15 - 30

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 - 64

b. 2017/18 - 77

c. 2016/17 - 101

d. 2015/16 - 114

e. 2014/15 - 168

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 - 5

b. 2017/18 - 8

c. 2016/17 - 5

d. 2015/16 - 1

e. 2014/15 - 1

 

6. How many complaints about adult social care has the council received in
the following years?

a. 2018/19 - 74

b. 2017/18 - 67

c. 2016/17 - 68

d. 2015/16 - 69

e. 2014/15 - 79

 

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 - £686,500

b. 2017/18 - £0

c. 2016/17 - £0

d. 2015/16 - £0

e. 2014/15 - £0

 

8. How many safeguarding concerns has the council received in the
following years about adults with a learning disability?

Data for 2015/16 through to 2018/19 is published by NHS Digital in the
Safeguarding Adults Collection and can be found in table SG1d on their
website.

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15 - Data in this year was collected through the Safeguarding
Adults Return and was not broken down into Concerns and Enquiries

 

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 - 146

b. 2017/18 - 156

c. 2016/17 - 80

d. 2015/16 - 41

e. 2014/15 - Data in this year was collected through the SAR and was not
broken down into Concerns and Enquiries

 

 

Please note: The supply of information in response to a Freedom of
Information request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the
information.  Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied
for the purpose of private study and non-commercial research without
requiring permission.  Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used
for the purposes of news reporting.  An exception to this is photographs.

 

For other forms of re-use, for example publishing the information, you
would need the permissions of the organisation or the person who owns the
copyright.  In the case of information produced by government departments
and agencies you can re-use the information under the Open Government
Licence.  For more information about this please see:-

 

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If, however, the copyright is identified as belonging to somebody else,
you will need to apply for permission.  For information how to obtain
permission from a third party, please go to Intellectual Property Office’s
website at [2]www.ipo.gov.uk

 

For transparency purposes, it is now the Council's policy to advise on the
costs of dealing with each Freedom of Information request.  Please note
that to deal with this request it has cost the Council £75 at £25 per
hour.

 

Should you have any queries regarding this, please contact me on 0161 253
7570.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Adrian Crook

Assistant Director of Adult Social Care (Operations)

Communities and Wellbeing

 

Freedom of Information

Communities and Wellbeing

 

Bury Council, Department for Communities and Wellbeing

Performance and Intelligence

First Floor, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ

 

Email:          [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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