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Freedom of Information Request

Reduction in Local Authority funded Care Packages

Received: 26 March 2019

I am writing to request the following information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Should the cost of providing a response to all questions exceed the permitted amount, please prioritise the questions in the order listed.

1) Please state the number of service users with each of the following conditions for whom the amount of time allocated in their care package was reduced in the financial year 2018/19. Please include in your answer both those who are part- and fully-local authority funded. Please also provide the same information for each of the previous four financial years.
* Any neurological condition (please state how you define this)
* Any progressive/degenerative condition (please state how you define this)
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Alzheimer's disease
* Huntington's disease
* Motor Neurone disease
* Rheumatoid Arthritis

NB: I understand that this question may not be relevant to those service users in receipt of direct payments where the local authority does not dictate the number of hours of care purchased.

2) Please state the number of service users with each of the following conditions who stopped receiving a local-authority funded care package in the financial year 2018/19. Please include in your answer both those individuals who were part- and fully-local authority funded. Please also provide the same information for each of the previous four financial years.
* Any neurological condition
* Any progressive/degenerative condition
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Alzheimer's disease
* Huntington's disease
* Motor Neurone disease
* Rheumatoid Arthritis

3) Please state the number of service users with each of the following conditions whose personal budget was reduced (i.e. the amount of local-authority funding allocated to meet their needs) in the financial year 2018/19. Please include in your answer both those individuals who are part- and fully-local authority funded. Please also provide the same information for each of the previous four financial years.

* Any neurological condition
* Any progressive/degenerative condition
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Alzheimer's disease
* Huntington's disease
* Motor Neurone disease
* Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inclusion of PIP in financial assessments:
1. Do you include the daily living component of PIP (in financial assessments for social care) in the financial year 2018/19?
2. If yes, in what financial year did you start including the daily living component of PIP?
3. Please detail:
a. whether or not you include the full rate of the daily living component of PIP;
b. in what circumstances you do so;
c. the amount in pounds or the proportion included;
d. and any changes to your policy regarding PIP for each of the previous five financial years.

Disability Related Expenditure disregard:
1. Do you have a set rate for Disability Related Expenditure disregarded (from financial assessments for social care) for the financial year 2017/2018, and if so what is that rate?
2. If yes, in what financial year did you introduce a set rate for Disability Related Expenditure disregarded (from financial assessments for social care charges)? Please state what the set rate was for each of the four previous financial years.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as an electronic copy. If any of this request is unclear, please do contact me for clarification. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download

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