Learning Disability Commissioning

I would like to request the following information regarding adult learning disability services.

Please could you supply the name, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for learning disabilities placements?

Rebecca Hudson, Senior commissioning manager for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs

Email: customer@devon.gov.uk; Tel: 01392 383000 

For the following questions, please supply this information as a snapshot at the end of the year for the financial years 2013/14 to 2016/17, and where possible, the most up to date snapshot available for 2017/18. 

Please provide the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in residential care. 

Details of all Adult clients which have been recorded by Devon County Council as possessing a Learning Disability / Learning Disabilities who have an open service described as Residential on 31/03 of each year or at present is outlined in the table below.

LD End 13/14LD End 14/15LD End 15/16LD End 16/17LD Open Current
466525466456457

*LD = Learning Disability 

Of the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in residential care please provide the number that are in ‘in area’ placements and the number that are in ‘out of area’ placements. 

Of those adults counted in response to question two, the split by ‘in area’ (DCC) and ‘out of area’ (OOA) as defined by postcode is outlined in the table below.

AuthorityLD End 13/14LD End 14/15LD End 15/16LD End 16/17LD Open Current
DCC364405354343342
OOA102120112113115

Please provide the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in supported living. 

LD SL End 13/14LD End 14/15LD End 15/16LD End 16/17LD Open Current
335401443504496

*Please note that Supported Living is not a legally or nationally defined term, and interpretations vary widely.  In answering this question Devon has applied the commissioning definition of Supported Living adopted by this Council. 

Please provide the number of adults with learning disabilities who transitioned from children’s learning disabilities services into adult’s services – in total, into adult residential care services only, and into adult supported living services only.

Of those adults counted in response to question two, those in residential care services at the end of the year who turned 18 during the year in question is outlined in the table below.

LD Trans 13/14LD Trans 14/15LD Trans 15/16LD Trans 16/17LD Trans Current
****6****

* Please note that the data the Council gathers and holds does not enable us to say which of these may be in respite or in residential college.

** Devon County Council does hold this information but due to the numbers being less than 5 we believe that there is a risk that someone may be able to identify themselves or an individual. Therefore disclosure of this information would constitute a breach of the first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998. For this reason, we feel this information is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the exemption at Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 

Details of Adult clients with Learning Disability / Learning Disabilities who have a Tenure of Supported Living (SUPPORTH) in the year in question, and who turned 18 during that year is outlined in the table below.

LD SL Trans 13/14LD SL Trans 14/15LD SL Trans 15/16LD SL Trans 16/17LD ST Trans Current
0******0

*Please note that Supported Living is not a legally or nationally defined term, and interpretations vary widely.  In answering this question Devon has applied the commissioning definition of Supported Living adopted by this Council. 

** Devon County Council does hold this information but due to the numbers being less than 5 we believe that there is a risk that someone may be able to identify themselves or an individual. Therefore disclosure of this information would constitute a breach of the first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998. For this reason, we feel this information is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the exemption at Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 

Please provide the number of adults with learning disabilities who ‘stepped down’ from specialist inpatient hospital placements into adult residential care and supported living services.

Devon County Council does not record this information and therefore this information is not held.  

Please provide the local authority’s total expenditure on residential care and supported living for adults with learning disabilities for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2016/17, and where possible, budgeted expenditure for 2017/18. If expenditure for 2016/17 is not yet available, please provide projected expenditure.  

Details of the Councils expenditure on residential care for adults with learning disabilities are available from the table below.

GrossIncomeNet
£000£000£000
2013/14 OutturnResidential23,645(3,917)19,728
 Nursing528(82)446
 Total24,173(3,999)20,174
2014/15 OutturnResidential23,536(3,699)19,837
 Nursing516(75)441
 Total24,052(3,774)20,278
2015/16 OutturnResidential24,046(2,567)21,479
 Nursing567(91)476
 Total24,613(2,658)21,955
2016/17 OutturnResidential24,695(2,746)21,949
 Nursing492(89)403
 Total25,187(2,835)22,352
2017/18 BudgetResidential24,800(2,581)22,219
Nursing354(32)322
Total25,154(2,613)22,541

Please provide the highest, lowest, and average weekly rate paid by the Local Authority for residential care placements for adults with a learning disability for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2017/18. If the Local Authority has weekly rate bands, please also provide these. 

The table below gives the minimum, maximum and average weekly cost for LD Residential Nursing placements active on a snapshot date at the beginning of each financial year. It should be noted that DCC doesn’t have weekly rate bands for LD.

13/1414/1515/1616/1717/18
MAX£2,750£2,750£3,634£3,790£3,790
MIN£235£267£345£357£364
AVERAGE£798£830£862£929£961

Please provide the highest, lowest, and average hourly rate paid by the Local Authority for supported living placements for adults with a learning disability for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2017/18. If the Local Authority has hourly rate bands, please also provide these.

13-1414-1515-1616-1717-18
Highest2,3222,2532,4723,6503,919
Lowest1616164445
Average587625684628665

 The local authority does not have hourly band rates.