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Dear Barnet 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

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Dear Ms Atkins
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information received on 14 January 2020for
the following information: 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

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Unfortunately we are unable to process your request without further
clarification. 
 
This is because we need further information/ details from you in order to
identify and locate the information. I should be grateful if you would
clarify your request for questions 5 and 6.
 
5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning
disability has the council received in the following years?
 
Please clarify if this request is from complainants, about or relating to
complainants.
 
6. How many complaints about adult social care has the council received in
the following years?
 
Please specify which service providers this question relates to and if it
relates to multiple service providers please list these.
  
 
If we do not receive the clarification requested we will be unable to
process your request.  If we do not hear from you by 21/01/20, we will
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Emmanuel Tombe

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

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Dear Emmanuel Tombe,

Thanks for your email.

Re q.5: this relates to How many complaints from complainants about adult social care for people with a learning disability has the council received in the following years?

Re q.6: I was looking for a sum total of complaints about the council's identification, assessment, re-assessment and provision of adult social care services.

I hope that helps to clarify.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

Dear Emmanuel Tombe,

I was wondering what the status of my request is now. My understanding is that it has exceeded the time you are expected to provide a response and no time extension has been requested. I need this data by Friday 13th March, so would appreciate the information by this time.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

Emmanuel Tombe, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins,
 
Thank you for your email of 10 March.
 
I refer you to our email of 14 January this year in which we said:
 
If we do not receive the clarification requested we will be unable to
process your request.  If we do not hear from you by 21/01/20, we will
take it that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the
request closed.
 
As you did not provide the requested clarification within this timeframe
your FOI request has been closed.
If you wish to seek answers to your questions, a new FOI request will need
to be submitted.
 
Kind Regards,
 
 
Emmanuel Tombe

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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Dear Emmanuel Tombe,

I was wondering what the status of my request is now. My understanding is
that it has exceeded the time you are expected to provide a response and
no time extension has been requested. I need this data by Friday 13th
March, so would appreciate the information by this time.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

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Dear Emmanuel Tombe,

In which case, can I re-submit my request, bearing in mind the 2 points of clarification I belatedly provided?

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

Emmanuel Tombe, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Juliet,
 
Yes of course you may resumit a new request by all means. There's no
further action on this request which I'll now close and await your revised
new request.
 
All the best
 
Emmanuel

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Dear Emmanuel Tombe,

In which case, can I re-submit my request, bearing in mind the 2 points of
clarification I belatedly provided?

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Atkins

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