Long-term care and support for adults

Does the council routinely include a long-term (more than three years into the future) planning component in their annual review and care planning process for people with care and support needs? Please respond Yes or No.


Does the council routinely support adults with long-term care and support needs to plan for their future care needs, beyond the next three years? Please answer Yes or No.


Of the adults in the council area with care and support needs whose primary carer is a parent, relative or friend, does the council routinely plan for a situation where that carer is no longer able (for whatever reason) to  meet the support needs of the individual? Please answer Yes or No.   


What percentage of adults with long-term care and support needs in the council area, have a friend or family member as a primary carer?

Devon County Council does not record this percentage in a manner that can be easily extracted from our systems.  Therefore, in order to provide an answer we would have to undertake a manual interrogation of each case record.  We estimate that to carry out this exercise per individual case record would take 5 minutes.  Therefore to conclude this exercise for all 10,493 cases would take approximately 874 hours to complete.

Under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 public authorities are not obliged to comply with requests which exceed the cost limit of £450 (equating to 18 hours of time).  For this reason we believe that Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act applies (cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limits).

In the interests of providing advice and assistance, please note that from April 2017 all of our FOI and EIR disclosures are publicly available on the Council’s disclosure log which is provided here.  You are therefore, welcome to review our responses yourself should you wish