Supported Discharge

Mark Jones made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking & Dagenham Borough Council,

The local authority employs Social Workers working out of local hospitals to facilitate safe discharge. This support may take the form of a care package or personal budget.

In the year 2009-2010 how many people were provided with social work support on leaving hospital?

Furthermore can you please provide a general breakdown of the primary health condition necessitating the support. For example an individual admitted with a broken hip may need home carers to assist with personal care on discharge.

How many people received intermediate care or reablement services (short term support on leaving hospital)?

How much was spent on care packages for people leaving hospital as part of their discharge arrangements?

How many people received a social work needs assessment whilst an inpatient?

How many qualified social workers working within hospitals does the local authority employ?

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. All information is gratefully received.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M Jones

Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Mark Jones

Thank you for your e-mail received 06 January 2011 requesting information regarding Supported Discharge .

Michael Fenn in Adult and Community Services will arrange for the information to be provided to you no later than 03/02/2011.

Whilst it is the Council's policy to provide information wherever possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These may prevent me from releasing all or some of the information you have asked for. You will, however be informed if this is the case and why.

Yours sincerely

Remi Ahmed
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Barking and Dagenham Direct
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Ryan Janet, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Mr Jones

Freedom of Information Request LBBD/51253

1. In the year 2009-2010 how many people were provided with social work
support on leaving hospital?

375 People were provided with social work support on leaving hospital.

2. Furthermore can you please provide a general breakdown of the
primary health condition necessitating the support. For example an
individual admitted with a broken hip may need home carers to assist with
personal care on discharge.

We do not hold such information in a format that enables it to be readily
retrieved for statistical purposes

3. How many people received intermediate care or reablement services
(short term support on leaving hospital)?

172 People received intermediate care or reablement services.

4. How much was spent on care packages for people leaving hospital as
part of their discharge arrangements?

£1.36M

5. How many people received a social work needs assessment whilst an
inpatient?

375 people were provided with social work needs assessment.

6. How many qualified social workers working within hospitals does the
local authority employ?

Current 6 social workers are working within hospitals but from April 2011
this will increase to 11

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From: Fenn Michael
Sent: 21 January 2011 15:39
To: Ryan Janet
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information LBBD/51253

This one is due out on 3.2.11

Question 1 & 3 is being done by Dan McMillan

Question 3, 5 &6 are Karen West-Whylie/ Kay Mclean

Question 4 is Kevin Jeram

And it is going out to [FOI #56886 email]

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room 218 Barking Town
Hall | Barking, Essex | IG11 7LU

Phone: 020 8227 2619 | Fax: 020 8227 2324

Email: Michael.Fenn[5]@lbbd.gov.uk | [6]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

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7. In the year 2009-2010 how many people were provided with social work
support on leaving hospital?

8. Furthermore can you please provide a general breakdown of the
primary health condition necessitating the support. For example an
individual admitted with a broken hip may need home carers to assist with
personal care on discharge. - Karen West-Whylie / Hospital Social Care
Team?

9. How many people received intermediate care or reablement services
(short term support on leaving hospital)? - Me

10. How much was spent on care packages for people leaving hospital as
part of their discharge arrangements? - Kevin Jeram/ Finance

11. How many people received a social work needs assessment whilst an
inpatient? - ??? I may be able to get this from business objects, but it
may be best to ask the HSCT again.

12. How many qualified social workers working within hospitals does the
local authority employ? - Karen West-Whylie/ HSCT

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. All information is
gratefully received.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M Jones

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