Dear Bracknell Forest 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

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council


Dear Juliet Atkins

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received on ( 13/01/2020 ) which the Council will deal with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 10/02/2020) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Information Compliance-Officer
Legal Services
Service Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

 

From: [1][email address]>

 

Sent:   7^th February 2020

 

Subject: Freedom of Information response No:917 

 

Dear Juliet Atkins

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.  

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

REQUEST AND 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

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’.

 

The way in which we record packages of care means we are unable to report
on the number of hours.

 

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’.

 

We are unable to report this information.

 

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’.

 

The way in which we record packages of care means we are unable to report
on the number of hours.

 

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’.

 

We are unable to report this information.

 

 5. How many complaints about adult social care for people with a learning
disability has the council received in the following years? The years are
from April - March

a. 2018/19 - 7

b. 2017/18 - 7

c. 2016/17 - 3

d. 2015/16 - 4

e. 2014/15 - 5

 

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

a. 2018/19 - 41

b. 2017/18 - 23

c. 2016/17 - 19

d. 2015/16 - 19

e. 2014/15 - 21

 

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

 

The Council has not made any specific cuts to learning disability budgets.
None of these efficiencies have been based on reducing learning disability
care packages below assessed need.

 

 

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

 

Q8 and Q9

2014/15               
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2015/16               
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2016/17               
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2017/18               
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2018/19               
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The data required can be found from the published data using the links
above.  In each case you are looking to download the data file that
contains the raw data (for all councils).

 

Your request may also be answered using the interactive dashboards, which
can be found at the following link:

[7]https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiM...

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
[8]https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

Bracknell Forest council now considers that it has complied with your
request. However, you have a right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with
our response. Requests for an internal review must be made in writing, and
within 40 calendar days of this response being issued to you. When
requesting an internal review, please include your reference number, the
date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to:
[9][Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

 

 

Information Compliance-Officer

 

Legal Services
Service Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [10][email address]
Web: [11]www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Service Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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