Dear Bath & North East Somerset Council,

I'm seeking some detail on the position of Supporting People in Bath and North East Somerset. I was hoping you could answer the following questions:

• Roughly speaking, what was your allocation for SP understood to be? I appreciate this is difficult to determine given the absorption of SP into the formula grant but any indication would be useful. CLG gave us a figure of 3.73m.
• How much has this changed by compared to 2010/11?
• Has Supporting People been kept as a distinct budget or has it been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes for adult social care?
• If you have identified a budget specifically for Supporting People, how much is that budget?
OR
If Supporting People has been subsumed into a general pot along with other funding schemes, what other schemes does this include and what was their respective funding for 2010/11?
• What learning disability services does Supporting People fund in your area?
• How much funding are these services getting and how does this compare to 2010/11?
• If you are making savings on Supporting People, are these being made through efficiencies and/or cuts to services? Where are efficiency savings/cuts being made and how?
• As I am sure that you are aware, under the Disability Discrimination Act, authorities have a duty to meet the needs of disabled people. Therefore, if services are being cut, what are you offering instead to those in need of these services?
• Have you engaged in or are planning to engage in consultation? If not, why?
• Would it be possible to provide copies of any relevant policy/ consultation documents you may have?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Dear Ms Lucas

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your recent request for information regarding Supporting
People in Bath & North East Somerset. Your request is now being dealt with
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 a public authority has to
respond within 20 working days.  Accordingly you will receive our full
response in due course.

Yours sincerely

Amy Ogborne

Information Compliance Manager

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 396872

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Dear Amy,

I am yet to receive a response to my FOI request dated April 5th. I was under the impression that, legally, I should have received a response by the 9th May. I would appreciate it if you could clarify the position of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Lucas

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Ms Lucas

Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find enclosed
the information you are entitled to receive under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

I trust that we have answered your queries, however if you have any
further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with the response to your request, you may ask for an
internal review. Please contact the Council’s Head of Audit, Risk and
Information, Mr Jeff Wring at the Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW
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Yours sincerely

Amy Ogborne

Information Compliance Manager

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 396872

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Kevin Kelleher left an annotation ()

Clare hi,

A similar request was made to London Councils and is available at http://benefits.tcell.org.uk/forums/supp...

Many thanks for the information provided. Your time and cooperation are appreciated.

Best,

Clare Lucas

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