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Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

BCP Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Clare Taylor (ASC-C), Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Ms Atkins

 

Freedom of Information Request – Reference FOI 1585

 

Thank you for your information request received by BCP Council on 13^th
January 2020.

 

Unfortunately, you have not given us enough detail to allow us to answer
your request.  Could you please give us a better description for:

 

Questions 1 and 3 – Reduced Hours

 

·         Please could you confirm that “Care and Support” means
“Homecare”.

 

Questions 2 and 4 – Monetary value of care package reduced

 

·         Please could you confirm if this is still only referring to
Homecare, or does it relate to all types of care?  Also, please confirm if
this is referring to the provider rate that BCP pay for the package,
rather than what we charge the client?

 

Please provide the above information to enable us to conduct an effective
search to ascertain whether we have the information that you want.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.  In the meantime your request has been
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Kind Regards,

 

Clare Taylor

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Adult Social Care – Services and Adult Social Care - Commissioning

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