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Freedom of Information Request

Future ASC Medium Term financial Strategy

Received: 16 September 2019

The council will have due regard for use of resources when support planning to create more cost effective support plans

- This will mean considering the full range of care options to meet eligible needs (e.g. residentialcare),rather than offering community-based placements (e.g. supported living) by
default. The saving level is based on the assumption that new clients are placed in cheaper accommodation settings where appropriate, and is calculated by assuming 50% of the current differential between high cost community placements and the maximum usual price for a residential placement is saved.

Engagement with individuals will take place as part of the councils assessment and support planning process,which will identify eligible needs and support options that meet those needs. There may be cases where a community placement that is more expensive than residential provision is offered, as this is necessary to meet the specific needs of an individual'.

Could you please provide the following information;

1. How many people previously offered a community placement will need to be offered a residential placement in order to achieve the saving of £425K

2. The information that was used to project that it is this number of people for whom support in the community was a result if it being offered by default and where residential care would have been more cost effective than the support that was offered.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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