Supported Living Accommodation for service Users

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

I’m requesting under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your specific guidelines of required supported accommodation for The Regional Framework for Supported Accommodation for all type of Supports for the following as below:

Age Groups: 16-17 year old, 18-24 years old 25-65 years old and 65+

Service User bands: Dementia, Mental Health, Learning disabilities or autistic disorder, Physical disability, Care Leavers, Homelessness, Threaten with Homelessness, Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Young person with children, woman needing refuge.

1. Please provide me with the specification for the Regional Framework for Supported Accommodation, which describes in detail what is required of Supported Accommodation providers including the Accommodation for all the above age groups and service user bands.

2. The different types of categories of support that you require (which provide an ‘all inclusive’ or a level of support based on assessed need for all the above age groups and service user bands.

3. The activities work service providers need to do with young people both to safeguard them and to prepare them for independence.

4. The specification that also details quality standards required from service providers for all the above Age Groups and Service User Bands.

5. What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and accommodation for
placing a child 16 to 18 years within semi supported accommodation?

6. What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and accommodation
for placing an adult 18 to 24 years within semi supported accommodation?

7. What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and accommodation for
placing an adult 18-65, 65+ within supported accommodation.

8. Please provide the weekly cost for the following support hours 5, 10 and
15 hours for all age groups mentioned above.

9. What are the decisions Social Services make before choosing a relevant service providers for all the above age groups.

10. How does a Service Providers get on your Approved Service providers List

11. How does a Service Provider register on your Supported Accommodation Regional Framework. Please provide me with link or contact details of the person responsible for your referrals for all Age Groups mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,

Marie St-Mart

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms St-Mart

Freedom of Information request: FOI-23289

Thank you for your request dated 09 January 2019

Your request will be answered by 06 February 2019

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

 020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms St-Mart

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-23289

 

Thank you for your request dated 09 January 2019

 

Our response is as follows:

 

Your specific guidelines of required supported accommodation for The
Regional Framework for Supported Accommodation for all type of Supports
for the following as below:

 

Age Groups: 16-17 year old, 18-24 years old 25-65 years old and 65+

 

Service User bands: Dementia, Mental Health, Learning disabilities or
autistic disorder, Physical disability, Care Leavers, Homelessness,
Threaten with Homelessness, Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Young person
with children, woman needing refuge.

 

1.      Please provide me with the specification for the Regional
Framework for Supported Accommodation, which describes in detail what is
required of Supported Accommodation  providers including the Accommodation
for all the above age groups and service user bands.

The Council’s Housing Inclusion Service does not have a Regional Framework
for Supported Accommodation.

 

 

2.        The different types of categories of support that you require
(which provide an ‘all inclusive’ or a level of support based on assessed
need for all the above age groups and service user bands.

N/A

 

3.    The activities work service providers need to do with young people
both to safeguard them and to prepare them for independence.

N/A

 

 

4.   The specification that also details quality standards required from
service providers for  all the above Age Groups and Service User Bands.

  N/A

 

5.        What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and
accommodation for

placing a child 16 to 18 years within semi supported accommodation?

  N/A

 

6.        What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and
accommodation

for placing an adult 18 to 24 years within semi supported accommodation?

N/A

 

7.        What is the weekly cost inclusive of support hours and
accommodation for

placing an adult 18-65, 65+ within supported accommodation.

For age 18-64: currently £1,037 per week on average

For age 65+: currently £1,095 per week on average

 

8.        Please provide the weekly cost for the following support hours
5, 10 and

15 hours for all age groups mentioned above.

 

We cannot provide this breakdown from our system.

 

 

 

9.      What are the decisions Social Services make before choosing a
relevant service providers   for all the above age groups.

 

The assessed needs of the individual service user and their stated
outcomes primarily determine how we select suitable providers in spot
purchased arrangements.  When block purchasing services via a tender
process the requirements are stipulated within the service specification
and associated documentation. 

 

10.    How does a Service Providers get on your Approved Service providers
List

 

N/A

 

11.    How does a Service Provider register on your Supported
Accommodation Regional Framework. Please provide me with link or contact
details of the person responsible for your referrals for all Age Groups
mentioned above.

 

The council does not have a Supported Accommodation Regional Framework.

 

For Health & Adults, the appropriate Assistant Director is;

 

·       Rachel Karn, Assistant Director Commissioning and Business Support

·       [1][email address]

·       Telephone 020 8921 8277

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

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Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [2][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Central Services

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

 

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