Social care and personal health budgets

Social Care Financial Review

1. Has the council undertaken any financial reviews to identify erroneous payments with regards to social care funding allocation or payments in the last five financial-years (2012/13 – 2017/18)?
a. If so, please state who conducted this review?
b. What was the period covered in the review?
c. Description of the review which was conducted?
d. What was the value of the erroneous payments identified?
e. Of which, how much was recovered?
f. How much did the third-party charge for the review?

 

Devon County Council do not hold any information; the council has not undertaken any specific financial reviews to identify erroneous payments with regards to social care funding allocation or payments in the last five financial-years (2012/13 – 2017/18).

 

Personal Health Budgets

1. Please provide the Councils spend and number of patients on social care personal health budgets (PHBs) for two financial years (16/17 and 17/18)

2. Does the council have any targets associated to the expansion of patients receiving a PHB?
a. If so, please provide detail of the targets (please include if applicable, detail of the proportion increase or target number and the year set to achieve)

3. Does the council use any third-party system to process the PHB payments?
a. If yes, please state the third-party system
b. Contract start date
c. Contract end date
d. Annual cost to the council for this system in 17/18?

4. Do patients receiving a PHB have to evidence their spending?
a. If yes, please provide detail on this process

Devon County Council do not hold any information; the council do not have personal health budgets a this is a matter for Clinical Commissioning Groups.

 

Social Care Spend and Patient Numbers
1. Please provide the number of organisations which provide social care services to the council by setting type, and the associated cost to the council for these services for 16/17 and 17/18

Setting/Provider Type2016/17 –
No. of organisations
2016/17 – Cost to the council 2017/18 –
No. of organisations
2017/18– Cost to the council
Nursing Homes150£19m147£21m
Residential Care Homes601£92m594£95m
Domiciliary Care Providers156£34m149£36m
Supported AccommodationInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not held

 

Q2. Please provide the number of patients receiving social care support for 16/17 and 17/18 split by the following types of care:

Care Type2016/172017/18
Physical support8,4787,959
Sensory support226226
Support with memory and cognition1,054918
Learning Disability Support2,4082,365
Mental Health Support1,4661,038
Social Support1,0561,004
Total14,68813,510

This information is extracted from our statutory returns to NHS Digital (SALT 2016/17, 2017/18). We have added information regarding Social support to complete the figures from the SALT LTS001a Long Term Services in year table.