supported and semi independent accommodation for care leavers 16+ and UASC

alice Blu made this Freedom of Information request to Luton Borough Council

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Dear Luton Borough Council,

In regards to the Freedom of information act, please can you provide the following information.

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24
years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough?
2. How many care leavers or eligible young people (16&17 years olds) are living in supported or semi supported accommodation within your borough/out of borough?
3. How many young people and UASC did you accomdate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county.
4. What is the weekly cost inclduing support hours and accomodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation?
5. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accomodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation?
6. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week, 15 hours and 20 hours?
7. What was the cost in 2105/2016/2017 for placing care leavers 16-18 and UASC in accomodation includuing support in Luton and out of county?
8. Can you explain your commissioning process for supported living accommodation for care leavers 16 - 24 year old and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts?
9.How many block and spot purchasing agreements were made 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county for young people and UASC?
10. Do organisations need to go through the tendering process to accommodate care leavers/young people(16-24 years old) and UASC on a spot purchase or block purchase basis?
11.Can you send a copy of all the providers currently being used for the provision of services to leaving care young people 16+ and UASC?
12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation? Do you require more providers?
13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals?

Yours faithfully,
Alice Blu

Dear Luton Borough Council,

I have not yet had a response to my FOI request . Please can you confirm timescales .

Yours faithfully,

alice Blu

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Blu,

Thank you for your email of 14th September 2017.

Please accept our apologies but we have not received your Freedom of Information request, please can this be submitted to [email address] at your earliest opportunity.

Kind regards

Lilian James
Information Governance
Business Intelligence Unit
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
Ist Floor Annexe, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546398
Email: [email address]
www.luton.gov.uk

Dear LBC Feedback,
The request was sent on 15 August and shows as sent so not sure what had gone wrong.

The following was sent a prompt response would be appreciated.

Dear Luton Borough Council,

In regards to the Freedom of information act, please can you provide the following information.

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24 
years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough? 
2. How many care leavers or eligible young people (16&17 years olds) are living in supported or semi supported accommodation within your borough/out of borough? 
3. How many young people and UASC did you accomdate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county. 
4. What is the weekly cost inclduing support hours and accomodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation? 
5. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accomodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation? 
6. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week, 15 hours and 20 hours? 
7. What was the cost in 2105/2016/2017 for placing care leavers 16-18 and UASC in accomodation includuing support in Luton and out of county? 
8. Can you explain your commissioning process for supported living accommodation for care leavers 16 - 24 year old and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts? 
9.How many block and spot purchasing agreements were made 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county for young people and UASC? 
10. Do organisations need to go through the tendering process to accommodate care leavers/young people(16-24 years old) and UASC on a spot purchase or block purchase basis? 
11.Can you send a copy of all the providers currently being used for the provision of services to leaving care young people 16+ and UASC? 
12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation? Do you require more providers? 
13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals?

Yours faithfully, 
Alice Blu

Dear LBC Feedback,

Please can I have confirmation that you have received the FOI requested by Alice Blu.

Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Madam
Thank you for your email and on behalf of the Council I would like to apologise for the delay in responding.

Before we can respond to your request we require clarification on the following questions;

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24 years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough? Please clarify what you mean by how do you currently accommodate; what is it you want us to provide?

3. How many young people and UASC did you accommodate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county
Please confirm what age group is classified as "young people"

12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation?
Is the question for 16 & 24 year olds or for 16 - 24 year olds?

The Council will respond within 20 calendar days once this clarification is received.

Yours faithfully,

Tracy Collins
Complaints & Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Business Intelligence
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
Luton
LU1 2BQ
Telephone (01582) 546747
Email: [email address]

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Dear LBC Feedback,

Hi

1. How you currently accommodate care leavers what type off accommodation do you use? Such as foster placements, supported accomdation, hostels and so forth.

3. Young people age 16- 24 years that can be accommodation for 16-18 and the when they are 18 plus so 18-24.

12. Is for 16-24 years old

Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

Dear LBC Feedback,

please can you provide an update with regards to the information I have requested this required asap.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Blu

Dear LBC Feedback,

I am still wait for a response to the FOI please confirm when this will be completed.

Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

Dear Luton Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Luton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'supported and semi independent accommodation for care leavers 16+ and UASC'. The request is long overdue I have provided all details as requested to support with the FOI despite this I have not had a response. I need this information as a matter of urgency.
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

alice Blu

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Blu,

As part of the Council's FOI procedure, a review cannot be undertaken until you have received a full response for the information you have requested below. Apologies there has been a delay in providing this information to you. I will chase the request for information with the service department it has been sent to.

Kind regards

Alpa Yadav
Information Governance Assistant
Business Intelligence

Luton Borough Council
Town Hall Luton LU1 2BQ
Phone: 01582 547 700
email:[email address]
www.luton.gov.uk

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LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Blu

Further to your request for information, please accept our apologies for the late response. We do hold the requested information and provide it below.

1. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation?
The cost of accommodation range from £250 - £1000 per week

2. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation?
The cost of accommodation range from £250 - £1000 per week

3. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week,
Average cost £17 per hour

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
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Dear LBC Feedback,

I received the FOI however you have not answered all the questions you only answered 3 please can you resend.

Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Blu

Our response does include responses to all 3 questions. Please specify the information which you believe is lacking.

Kind regards

Frances Bogie
Complaints and Information Governance Officer
Business Intelligence Unit
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
Phone; 01582 548678
Email: [email address]
www.luton.gov.uk

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Dear LBC Feedback,

There are more then 3 questions please habeva look at the original request and I have added the questions again below

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24  
years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough?  
2. How many care leavers or eligible young people (16&17 years olds) are living in supported or semi supported accommodation within your borough/out of borough?  
3. How many young people and UASC did you accomdate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county.  
4. What is the weekly cost inclduing support hours and accomodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation?  
5. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accomodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation?  
6. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week, 15 hours and 20 hours?  
7. What was the cost in 2105/2016/2017 for placing care leavers 16-18 and UASC in accomodation includuing support in Luton and out of county?  
8. Can you explain your commissioning process for supported living accommodation for care leavers 16 - 24 year old and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts?  
9.How many block and spot purchasing agreements were made 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county for young people and UASC?  
10. Do organisations need to go through the tendering process to accommodate care leavers/young people(16-24 years old) and UASC on a spot purchase or block purchase basis?  
11.Can you send a copy of all the providers currently being used for the provision of services to leaving care young people 16+ and UASC?  
12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation? Do you require more providers?  
13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals

Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

Bogie, Frances (GCSx),

Dear Ms Blu

 

Thank you for your email. We sent you a request for clarification  on
19^th  September, to which we don’t  appear to have received a response.
Without this clarification, we are unable to provide a full response.

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Frances Bogie

Complaints and Information Governance Officer

Business Intelligence Unit

Luton Borough Council

Town Hall

Phone; 01582 548678

Email: [1][email address]

[2]www.luton.gov.uk

 

 

 

From: LBC Feedback
Sent: 19 September 2017 13:41
To: '[FOI #425538 email]'
Subject: 991710 FW: Freedom of Information request - supported and semi
independent accommodation for care leavers 16+ and UASC

 

Dear Madam
Thank you for your email and on behalf of the Council I would like to
apologise for the delay in responding.

Before we can respond to your request we require clarification on the
following questions;

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24 years
old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your
borough/out of borough? Please clarify what you mean by how do you
currently accommodate; what is it you want us to provide?

3. How many young people and UASC did you accommodate in 2015/2016/2017
within in Luton and out of county
Please confirm what age group is classified as "young people"

12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are
currently in supported/semi supported accommodation?
Is the question for 16 & 24 year olds or for 16 - 24 year olds?

The Council will respond within 20 calendar days once this clarification
is received.

Yours faithfully,

Tracy Collins
Complaints & Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Business Intelligence
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
Luton
LU1 2BQ
Telephone (01582) 546747
Email: [3][email address

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Dear Bogie, Frances (GCSx),

I did respond on 19 September please look at the request it Is there I just checked the information was provided.
Yours sincerely,

alice Blu

Bogie, Frances (GCSx),

Dear Ms Blu

Thank you for your email. I have now found your response. Unfortunately this was not forwarded to the relevant teams, which I have now done. We will gather the requested information and reply further.

Kind regards

Frances Bogie
Complaints and Information Governance Officer
Business Intelligence Unit
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
Phone; 01582 548678
Email: [email address]
www.luton.gov.uk

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