Statistics on independent advocacy in Southwark

Mary McInerney made this Freedom of Information request to Southwark Borough Council

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

Please can you answer the following questions.

1. How many adults service users have been assessed under The Care Act in the borough of Southwark since the implementation of The Care Act in April 2015?

2. How many service users have been referred to and appointed an independent advocacy service under the Care Act since implementation? How many service users over the age of 65 have been referred to an independent advocate?

3. How many Southwark service users did the council predict would be appointed independent advocates during after the introduction of this new entitlement?

4. Has the borough conducted any research exploring the uptake of independent advocacy in Southwark?

5. What specific training is offered to social workers around The Care Act and independent advocacy?

6. What is the current adult population of Southwark and the population of older adults in Southwark (those aged 65 plus).

7. How does an adult service user in Southwark get appointed an advocate? Can adults refer themselves? Who can refer adults to independent advocacy?

Many thanks for your attention to these questions,

Yours faithfully,

Mary McInerney

accessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

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David Freeman, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 716230

Dear Ms McInerney,

Re: Your request for information: 716230

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 7 November
2016 in which you requested:

Please can you answer the following questions.

1. How many adults service users have been assessed under The Care Act in
the borough of Southwark since the implementation of The Care Act in April
2015?

April 2015 to July 2016 = 2271

Please note that we are still in the process of developing reports on our
new IT system and we are therefore not currently able to provide the
information for the period August 2016 to present day.
2. How many service users have been referred to and appointed an
independent advocacy service under the Care Act since implementation?

April 2015 to July 2016 = 363

Please note that we are still in the process of developing reports on our
new IT system and we are therefore not currently able to provide the
information for the period August 2016 to present day.

How many service users over the age of 65 have been referred to an
independent advocate?

April 2015 to July 2016 = 300

Please note that we are still in the process of developing reports on our
new IT system and we are therefore not currently able to provide the
information for the period August 2016 to present day.

3. How many Southwark service users did the council predict would be
appointed independent advocates during after the introduction of this new
entitlement?

Information not held.
4. Has the borough conducted any research exploring the uptake of
independent advocacy in Southwark?

Information not held.
5. What specific training is offered to social workers around The Care Act
and independent advocacy?

Please find below a table of training specifically on the Care Act for the
period January 2015 to March 2017. These are titles only, and many will
include advocacy to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the nature of
the course.

Face to face training available to staff:

Title:
Care Act: adults social care and housing interface
Care Act: assessment and eligibility principles
Care Act: assessment and eligibility: application of
the legislation
Care Act: ordinary residence
Care Act: ordinary residence - for managers
Introduction to the Care Act 2014
The Care Act and Social Work: Practice, Policy and Law
The Care Act: Care planning with the Act in mind

E-learning available to all (able to be completed at any time):

Care Act: introduction and overview
Care Act: assessment and eligibility
Care Act: care and support planning
Care Act: advocacy

6. What is the current adult population of Southwark and the population of
older adults in Southwark (those aged 65 plus).

Aged 18+ = 245,948 (estimate as at 30/6/15)

Aged 65+ = 24,520 (estimate as at 30/6/15)

7. How does an adult service user in Southwark get appointed an advocate?
Can adults refer themselves? Who can refer adults to independent advocacy?

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