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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

I hope you can answers my questions below. All questions are related to people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and residential care without nursing.

1. What is the Council's yearly spend (£) on adult social care? Preferably broken down into adults with learning disabilities, adults with autism and adults with physical disabilities.
2. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities (including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect this to change (increase/decrease)?
3. How many adults with learning disabilities living residential care want to leave residential care?
4. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in long-term/institutional care - and how does the Council expect this number to change (increase/decrease).
5. How many adults with disabilities does the Council support out of county?
6. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are their contact details?
7. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care (without nursing)?
8. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next framework entrance open for provision of care?
9. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and who is on that list?
10. Where can I find official and published reports about the strategic planning, short and long-term goal of the council? This is in order to better understand how the Council intends to position itself on a 3-10 year basis.
11. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact details?
12. What Existing Provider Forums does the Council use to communicate with providers?
13. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are unable to fill?
14. How do you commission accommodation for adults with disabilities?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hansen

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Alex Hansen

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if it
relates to environmental information).

You should ordinarily expect to receive a response to your request no
later than 20 working days following the date of submission to the
Council. We will contact you should this not be the case.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Alex Hansen

In order for us to provide you with the correct information, please could
you provide clarification for question 7, which client group(s) and what
type of care your referring to?

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

Dear Freedomofinformation,

Thank you for your email. The client group is people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. The type of care would be domiciliary and residential care without nursing. If you have the rates broken into Supported living, extra care housing, floating support and residential care, that would be great, if not the rates for residential and domiciliary care without nursing will suffice.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Hansen

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Alex Hansen

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of the
questions, the Authority’s response is as follows:

1. What is the Council's yearly spend (£) on adult social care? Preferably
broken down into adults with learning disabilities, adults with autism and
adults with physical disabilities.

Please follow below link to published data for annual spend on Adult
Social Care, Adults with Learning Disabilities and Adults with Physical
Disabilities. (Note: Adults with Autism would be included in adults with
learning disabilities and spend is not separately identifiable within
Rhondda Cynon Taf's financial records).
[1]https://statswales.wales.gov.uk/Catalogu...

2. How many adults with disabilities and/or learning disabilities
(including autism and acquired brain injuries) does the Council currently
support (residential and domiciliary), and how does the Council expect
this to change (increase/decrease)?

103 people with a learning disability receive a package of domiciliary
care

17 people with a learning disability reside in residential placements (LA
is contract lead for 13, Health is contract lead for 4)
7 people with a physical disability reside in residential placements (LA
is contract lead for all)

3. How many adults with learning disabilities living residential care want
to leave residential care? – The Authority does not record this
information.

 

4. What is the number of adults with disabilities currently in
long-term/institutional care - and how does the Council expect this number
to change (increase/decrease). - 24 people with a disability live in long
term residential care

5. How many adults with disabilities does the Council support out of
county? - The Authority currently supports 39 adults with disabilities out
of county

6. Who is/are the commissioner(s) for this group of people and what are
their contact details? Gwyneth Elliott, Strategic Commissioning Manager
7. What is the average rate (£) paid by the Council to providers of care
(without nursing)?

The current average care gross rates for Domiciliary and Residential /
Nursing Care (excluding the FNC element of Nursing Care) are as follows:-

Adults with a [Physical] Disability: £14.32 per hour Domiciliary Care and
£920 per week for Res/Nurs Care.
Adults a Learning Disability: £14.01 per hour Domiciliary Care and £1,078
per week for Res/Nursing Care.
(Note: As in Q1 above Adults with Autism and/or acquired brain injuries
would be included in adults with learning disabilities and separate
average rates are not separately identifiable within Rhondda Cynon Taff's
financial records).

8. Does the Council operate with Frameworks or individual tenders per
service for care of individuals? If Frameworks, when will the next
framework entrance open for provision of care?

There is a Domiciliary Care framework in place for adults which covers all
categories of care, the framework commenced on 1.10.16 for a 6+2+2 period.
Anything classed as specialist that cannot be met by the framework
providers is commissioned on a one off basis to a specialist provider, but
these are very few and far between. For complex learning disability
packages these are commissioned to our three supported living providers of
which there is a framework in place. Residential placements for older
people are commissioned on a spot purchase basis, any specialist
residential placements for younger adults or those with complex needs are
commissioned via the Integrated Health and Social Care Collaborative
framework via the CCAPS e-tender system

9. Do you have a list of providers commissioned to deliver support and who
is on that list?

Domiciliary Care Framework Providers - Mears, Radis, Care Cymru, Allied,
Abacare

Supported Living Providers - Innovate, Cartrefi Cymru, DRIVE

Residential - on a spot purchase basis

10. Where can I find official and published reports about the strategic
planning, short and long-term goal of the council? This is in order to
better understand how the Council intends to position itself on a 3-10
year basis. -

Below is a link for the Population and Wellbeing Assessments for Cwm Taf

 

[2]http://www.cwmtafhub.co.uk/project/105285

 

Below is a link for the Joint Commissioning Statement for Older People
across Cwm Taf

[3]http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/Adu...

11. Who are your Direct Payment broker(s) and what are their contact
details? - Dewis Centre for Independent Living, Amber House, Treforest is
the Authority’s support provider for individuals in receipt of a Direct
Payment

12. What Existing Provider Forums does the Council use to communicate with
providers?

There are quarterly provider forums held separately for domiciliary care,
supported living and care homes

13. What are your current gaps in your service provision that you are
unable to fill? - Please see response to Q.10 with links to the Cwm Taf
Joint Commissioning Statement and Population and Wellbeing Assessment

14. How do you commission accommodation for adults with disabilities? -
Each package is commissioned on an individual basis and is either
commissioned on a spot purchase basis with an older persons care home
provider or for complex or younger adults via the CCAPS framework

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Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
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We trust this answers your queries.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Marc Jones

Swyddog Gwasanaethau Democrataidd / Democratic Services Officer

Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Democrataidd / Legal and Democratic Services

 

The Pavilions

Clydach Vale

CF40 2XX

Ffon: 01443 424102 / Tel No: 01443 424102

 

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