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Statistics on independet advocacy

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Dear Lewisham 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 Lewisham 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 Lewisham 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 Lewisham?

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

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

7. How does an adult service user in Lewisham 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

Yours faithfully,

Mary McInerney

Foi, Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Foi,

I am still awaiting a response from Lewisham Council to a request made for information regarding independent advocacy,

many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Mary

Foi, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ms McInerney,
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004  Reference No: 383277
 
Thank you for your email. I have made some enquiries and we are waiting
for some statistical information from the adult social care team. We
apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused but please be assured
we are actively pursuing this information and it has been followed up
again today.
 
Kind regards
 
Wendy Stevens
Corporate Information Team
 
 
 
 

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Julie Hatch, Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Ms McInerney

Freedom of Information request  

Please see the attached document in response to your request for
information.

I am sorry for the delay in sending this to you.

I hope this will be helpful but if you need any further assistance, please
feel free to contact me again. 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Hatch
Complaints Officer for Community Services 

Telephone: 0208 314 6131
Email: [1][email address]

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