Social care support and funding

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Dear Bradford 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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Dear Juliet

RE Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI
Act) / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 13^th January 2020. This
matter is now receiving our attention and we aim to have a response out to
you by 10^th February 2020, within the period of 20 working days allowed
for disclosure.

 

You will be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies
of the information.  We will also provide an explanation if any
information is not released to you.  If the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult with them before
deciding whether or not to release the information.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please feel free to
contact us at [1][Bradford City Council request email] quoting the reference no: FOI -
January 49.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jody Leach

 

Business Information Governance Officer

 

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FOI ACS, Bradford City Council

Dear Juliet

 

I refer to your request dated 13^th January 2020 under the Freedom Of
Information Act asking to supply the below information.

 

The Council’s response is set out 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

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’.

 

Information relating to allocated care and support hours can be found at
the following link to SALT collection data in PDF form at Northern Data
Hub;

[1]https://datahub.bradford.gov.uk/ebase/da...

We do not publish data specifically relating to those with a PSR of
Learning Disability, but general figures relating to allocated care hours,
and early cessation, can be found under table STS200a. Data relating to a
change in care and support after a review can be found at LTS002a.

 

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’.

 

Information relating to Care Package costs can be found at the following
link to SALT collection data in PDF form at Northern Data Hub;

[2]https://datahub.bradford.gov.uk/ebase/da...

We do not publish data specifically relating to those with a PSR of
Learning Disability, but general figures relating to payments and delivery
mechanisms can be found at LTS001a, LTS001b and LTS001c.

 

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’.

 

Information relating to a reduction in care hours can be found at the
following link to SALT collection data provided in PDF form at Northern
Data Hub;

[3]https://datahub.bradford.gov.uk/ebase/da...

Figures relating to allocated care hours, and early cessation, can be
found under table STS200a. Data relating to a change in care and support
after a review can be found at LTS002a.

 

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’.

 

Information relating to Care Package costs can be found at the following
link to SALT collection data in PDF form at Northern Data Hub;

[4]https://datahub.bradford.gov.uk/ebase/da...

Figures relating to payments and delivery mechanisms can be found at
LTS001a, LTS001b and LTS001c.

 

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: 10

b. 2017/18: 6

c. 2016/17: 12

d. 2015/16: 5

e. 2014/15: 5

 

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

 

a. 2018/19: 195

b. 2017/18: 203

c. 2016/17: 190

d. 2015/16: 167

e. 2014/15: 129

 

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: £2,480,000

b. 2017/18: £1,360,000

c. 2016/17: £2,029,000

d. 2015/16: £1,639,000

e. 2014/15: £750,000

 

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

 

Information relating to Safeguarding concerns can be found at the
following link to the annual SAC return provided to and published by NHS
Digital;

[5]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

 

Information relating to Safeguarding enquiries can be found at the
following link to the annual SAC return provided to and published by NHS
Digital;

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

 

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, if you are not
satisfied with the reply to your request you can ask for a review. A
request for a review must be submitted within 40 working days by emailing
us at [7][Bradford City Council request email] or by writing to Corporate Information
Governance Team, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, City
Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be
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Yours sincerely

 

Jody Leach

 

Business Information Governance Officer

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Subject: Request - FOI-JAN49 - Acknowledgement

 

Dear Juliet

RE Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI
Act) / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 13^th January 2020. This
matter is now receiving our attention and we aim to have a response out to
you by 10^th February 2020, within the period of 20 working days allowed
for disclosure.

 

You will be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies
of the information.  We will also provide an explanation if any
information is not released to you.  If the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult with them before
deciding whether or not to release the information.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please feel free to
contact us at [10][Bradford City Council request email] quoting the reference no: FOI -
January 49.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jody Leach

 

Business Information Governance Officer

 

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