Dear Stockport Metropolitan 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

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Yours sincerely,

Paul Metcalf
Information Governance Officer
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: 0161 474 4299
0161 474 3315
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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Atkins,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5489533
).

 

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and our response is as follows.

 

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’.

 

The council's client data management system does not create links between
the various steps in an assessment process nor does it distinguish between
a first assessment and a re-assessment.  Assessments are based on primary
need and so it is not possible to reliably distinguish clients with a
learning disability from those without.  The council therefore cannot
provide a reliable or accurate answer to this question.

 

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’.

 

The council's client data management system does not create links between
the various steps in an assessment process nor does it distinguish between
a first assessment and a re-assessment.  Assessments are based on primary
need and so it is not possible to reliably distinguish clients with a
learning disability from those without.  The council therefore cannot
provide a reliable or accurate answer to this question.

 

 

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 council's client data management system does not create links between
the various steps in an assessment process nor does it distinguish between
a first assessment and a re-assessment.  Assessments are based on primary
need and so it is not possible to reliably distinguish clients with a
learning disability from those without.  The council therefore cannot
provide a reliable or accurate answer to this question.

 

 

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’.

 

The council's client data management system does not create links between
the various steps in an assessment process nor does it distinguish between
a first assessment and a re-assessment.  Assessments are based on primary
need and so it is not possible to reliably distinguish clients with a
learning disability from those without.  The council therefore cannot
provide a reliable or accurate answer to this question.

 

 

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 =    145

b. 2017/18 =    162

c. 2016/17 =    169

d. 2015/16 =    156

e. 2014/15 =    101

 

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

a. 2018/19 =    1266

b. 2017/18 =    1124

c. 2016/17 =    1101

d. 2015/16 =   1066

e. 2014/15 =    905

 

 

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

 

The council is unable to provide this information because safeguarding
concerns are recorded by category of harm and are not record by category
of client.

 

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

 

See answer above at question 8.               

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Paul Metcalf

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