Dear Wirral 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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins

 

Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please see Wirral
Council’s response to your enquiries below.

 

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 – 45

b. 2017/18 – 60

c. 2016/17 – 27

d. 2015/16 – 34

e. 2014/15 – No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

 

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 – 45

b. 2017/18 – 60

c. 2016/17 – 27

d. 2015/16 – 34

e. 2014/15 – No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

 

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 – 52

b. 2017/18 – 45

c. 2016/17 – 47

d. 2015/16 – 39

e. 2014/15 – No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

 

4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had the monetary value of
their care package reduced in:

a. 2018/19 – 52

b. 2017/18 – 45

c. 2016/17 – 47

d. 2015/16 – 39

e. 2014/15 – No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

 

5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning
disability has the council received in the following years?

This information is not reportable  

 

 

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

a. 2018/19 - 167

b. 2017/18 - 178

c. 2016/17 - 195

d. 2015/16 - 355

e. 2014/15 - 344

 

 

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.

Of the year's listed, the budget has only reduced in 2014-15 by £1.2m. In
all subsequent years, the budget has increased.

a. 2018-19 - increase of £1.9m

b. 2017-18 - increase of £0.4m

c. 2016-17 - increase of £4.4m

d. 2015-16 - increase of £1.3m

e. 2014-15 - reduction of £1.2m

 

 

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

a. 2018/19 – 545

b. 2017/18 – 556

c. 2016/17 - 516

d. 2015/16 - 459

e. 2014/15 - No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

 

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 – 260

b. 2017/18 – 316

c. 2016/17 - 293

d. 2015/16 - 294

e. 2014/15 - No data available due to change in electronic social care
system

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

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