Dear Sheffield City 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

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Juliet Atkins,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Adults with
a learning disability and care packages which we received on 13/01/2020.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 10/02/2020.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please, contact us at the email
address below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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From: Juliet Atkins [[2]mailto:[FOI #633748 email]]
Sent: 13 January 2020 09:59
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Social care support and funding
 
 
Dear Sheffield City 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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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Juliet Atkins,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Adults with
a learning disability and care packages which we received on 13/01/2020.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
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’.
 
People’s support may include a number of elements which cannot be measured
in terms of number of hours (e.g. Residential and nursing care, elements
of Direct Payments, elements of Supported Living and elements of day
service support).  Therefore this question cannot be answered as the
elements of people’s support will change, but cannot be measured in 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
 
48.   Please note that this includes where the person requested that the
family start to provide some of the support instead.
 
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’.
 
Please note that a change of case management system occurred in 18/19 and
therefore prior years data is not available without significant manual
work. In this case to locate, retrieve and extract the requested
information would likely well exceed the cost limit for dealing with FOI
requests under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act. For ease of
reference, the cost limit (18hours or £450) is specified in the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004 (SI 2004 No. 3244).
 
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’.
 
People’s support may include a number of elements which cannot be measured
in terms of number of hours (eg Residential and nursing care, elements of
Direct Payments, elements of Supported Living and elements of day service
support).  Therefore this question cannot be answered as the elements of
people’s support will change, but cannot be measured in hours.
 
4. How many working-age adults (aged 18-64) had the monetary value of
their care package reduced in:
a. 2018/19
 
90.  Please note that this includes where the person requested that the
family start to provide some of the support instead.
 
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’.
 
Please note that a change of case management system occurred in 18/19 and
therefore prior years data is not available without significant manual
work. In this case to locate, retrieve and extract the requested
information would likely well exceed the cost limit for dealing with FOI
requests under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act. For ease of
reference, the cost limit (18hours or £450) is specified in the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004 (SI 2004 No. 3244).
 
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
 
Please note that our case management system does not categorise the person
making the complaint in this way, therefore only totals can be provided as
per question 6.
 
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
 
January – December 2014 = 414 Complaints
January – December 2015 = 369 Complaints
January – December 2016 = 434 Complaints
January – December 2017 = 258 Complaints
January – December 2018 = 154 Complaints
 
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
 
No
 
b. 2017/18
 
No
 
c. 2016/17
 
No
 
d. 2015/16
 
No
 
e. 2014/15
 
No
 
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
 
Safeguarding data is published nationally on the NHS Digital Adult Social
Care Analytical Hub here:
[1]https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiM...
 
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
 
Safeguarding data is published nationally on the NHS Digital Adult Social
Care Analytical Hub here:
[2]https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiM....
As this information is accessible by other means it is exempt from
disclosure under Section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[3][Sheffield City Council request email].  Internal review requests should be submitted
within 40 working days from the date of this response.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 0303
123 1113, or for further details see their website [4]www.ico.org.uk
 
Kind Regards,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [5][Sheffield City Council request email]
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_____________________________________________
From: Juliet Atkins [[6]mailto:[FOI #633748 email]]
Sent: 13 January 2020 09:59
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Social care support and funding
 
 
Dear Sheffield City 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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