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Dear Enfield 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

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Ms Atkins

 

Thank you for making a request for information to the London Borough of
Enfield.

                                

We are aiming to respond to your request within 20 working days and will
let you know if we hold the information you requested and whether or not
we can release it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We are now making an initial assessment of your request and we will
contact you if any clarification is needed.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please contact us at
[1][Enfield Council request email] quoting your reference CRM FOI
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Kind regards,

 

Theresa Willard

Complaints and Information Coordinator

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive Department

Enfield Council

Silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3XY

 

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Dear Ms Atkins,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 14/01/2020, where
you requested information about Social care support and funding. Please
find the response to your request, highlighted in red below. Please note
that a response for questions 5 and 6 are currently being processed and
will be emailed to you shortly.

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 ILDS does not capture this information and therefore it is not
possible to answer this request.

 

 

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 ILDS does not capture this information and therefore it is not
possible to answer this request.

 

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 cost of compliance would exceed the time limit associated with this
FOI as the information is not easily access able, therefore cannot be
provided.

 

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 cost of compliance would exceed the time limit associated with this
FOI as the information is not easily access able, therefore cannot be
provided.

 

 

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 -  Response to be provided shortly

 

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 Response to be provided shortly.

 

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  -

 

Learning Disability Savings
2014/2015 £'000
Learning Disability Day Care procurement review 150
Learning Disability - Personal Budget allocations - 5% reduction in
budget 700
2015/2016
Care purchasing reduction 1,941
2016/2017
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 232
Care purchasing reduction through market management 826
2017/2018
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 219
2018/2019
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 586
TOTAL 4,654

 

 

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

 

Please refer to the published data from the Safeguarding returns.

 

[1]https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-informat...

 

 

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? S

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

 

Please see response to question 8.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Email – [2][Enfield Council request email]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

Kind Regards

Mina Ferro

Complaints and Information Coordinator

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive Department

Enfield Council

Silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3XY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Atkins,

 

Please see below the received response 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?

a. 2018/19-  2

b. 2017/18-  5

c. 2016/17-  5

d. 2015/16-  No data held, this was prior to formation of central
complaints team

e. 2014/15-  No data held, this was prior to formation of central
complaints team

 

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

a. 2018/19-  53

b. 2017/18-  43

c. 2016/17-  44

d. 2015/16-  No data held, this was prior to formation of central
complaints team

e. 2014/15-  No data held, this was prior to formation of central
complaints team

 

 

Kind regards

 

Mina Ferro

Complaints and Information Coordinator

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive Department

Enfield Council

Silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3XY

 

 

 

 

From: complaintsandinformation
Sent: 12 February 2020 11:23
To: [FOI #633778 email]
Subject: CRM FOI 7324 - RESPONSE [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Classification: OFFICIAL

 

 

Dear Ms Atkins,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 14/01/2020, where
you requested information about Social care support and funding. Please
find the response to your request, highlighted in red below. Please note
that a response for questions 5 and 6 are currently being processed and
will be emailed to you shortly.

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 ILDS does not capture this information and therefore it is not
possible to answer this request.

 

 

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 ILDS does not capture this information and therefore it is not
possible to answer this request.

 

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 cost of compliance would exceed the time limit associated with this
FOI as the information is not easily access able, therefore cannot be
provided.

 

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 cost of compliance would exceed the time limit associated with this
FOI as the information is not easily access able, therefore cannot be
provided.

 

 

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 -  Response to be provided shortly

 

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 Response to be provided shortly.

 

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  -

 

Learning Disability Savings
2014/2015 £'000
Learning Disability Day Care procurement review 150
Learning Disability - Personal Budget allocations - 5% reduction in
budget 700
2015/2016
Care purchasing reduction 1,941
2016/2017
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 232
Care purchasing reduction through market management 826
2017/2018
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 219
2018/2019
Learning Disabilities Care Purchasing 586
TOTAL 4,654

 

 

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

 

Please refer to the published data from the Safeguarding returns.

 

[1]https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-informat...

 

 

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? S

a. 2018/19

b. 2017/18

c. 2016/17

d. 2015/16

e. 2014/15

 

Please see response to question 8.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Email – [2][Enfield Council request email]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

Kind Regards

Mina Ferro

Complaints and Information Coordinator

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive Department

Enfield Council

Silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3XY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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