Specialist Supported Housing and Residential Care

“The below request is specific to specialist supported housing, adults between the ages of 18 and 65 and Residential Care.  Please provide:-

1. A list of every care provider who operates in your Local Authority who is either on the framework or block contract or provides services under the auspices of spot contracts.

Please refer to the list of Residential Homes with which Devon County Council (DCC) has a contract, although may not have a current placement(s).

A list of suppliers who have signed Supported Living Agreements is provided below:-

Provider name
Advance
Community Choices
Culmside LLP
Hf Trust Ltd
Kazlum Support Services
Lifeways Community Care Ltd
Iverna Care (formerly Lyndridge)
Mencap Support Services
Moorcare Devon
Otterhayes Trust
Passmore Care Services Ltd
Seeability – Devon Support Service
Thera South West
United Response (Robert Owen Communities)

2. Please provide the procedure for getting care/supported living referrals? These can be in the form of a framework, spot contract and/or advertisement (pro contract, chest, etc.)

Please refer to the published information held on our website – Helping adults to stay living at home, which describes how people’s individual needs are met through initial assessment through to arranging any care package they need.  This process remains the same for Supported Living and Residential Care.

3. Please provide the number of approved providers on their Preferred Suppliers List (a preferred supplier’s list is also sometimes referred to as the Framework)

Please see our response to question 1 above.

4. Amount of users under provision

As at 30/06/19:

279 adults aged 18-65 with open Supported Living Agreements

2,504 adults aged 18+ in long term residential care

The above figures only include DCC whole or part funded placements and will not include all the service users under enabling / day care etc that make up their Supported Living Package.

In addition, for Supported Living clients, we can only reliably identify those who have supported living agreements recorded on our electronic social care system, Care First. The figures provided above do not, therefore, represent the full picture.

To locate, extract and retrieve this information we would need to review each of the 13,109 long- term adult social care client files, and even at a conservative estimate of 5 minutes each, the total time required would be well in excess of the 18 hours public authorities are required to spend responding to FOI requests under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Cost of Compliance’.

5. Amount of users under provision by age

As at 30/06/19:

Age Band Supported Living Clients
18-25 32
18-65 247
Total 279

 

Age Band Residential Care Clients
18-25 50
26-64 479
65-84 811
85+ 1164
Total 2504

The above figures do not include all the service users under enabling/day care etc that make up their Supported Living Package. 

As previously advised, for Supported Living clients, we can only reliably identify those who have supported living agreements recorded on our electronic social care system, Care First. The figures provided above do not, therefore, represent the full picture.

To locate, extract and retrieve this information we would need to review each of the 13,109 long- term adult social care client files, and even at a conservative estimate of 5 minutes each, the total time required would be well in excess of the 18 hours public authorities are required to spend responding to FOI requests under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Cost of Compliance’.

6. Amount of users under provision by need (L.D/M.H/P.D/Forensic)

As at 30/06/19:

Primary Support Reason Supported Living Clients
Learning Disability Support 264
Mental Health Support 7
Physical Support /Personal care support *
Social Support / Social Isolation Support / Other *
Support with Memory and Cognition *
Total 279

 

Primary Support Reason Residential Care Clients
Learning Disability Support 452
Mental Health Support 318
Physical Support / Access & Mobility 209
Physical Support /Personal care support 968
Sensory Support / Support for dual impairment 6
Sensory Support / Support for hearing impairment *
Sensory Support / Support for visual impairment 29
Social Support / Social Isolation Support / Other 49
Social Support / Substance misuse support 9
Social Support / Support to carer 63
Support with Memory and Cognition 379
NULL 17
Grand Total 2504

* We hold this information but as disclosure may identify individuals and therefore breach their Data Protection rights, we consider this information to be exempt under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’.

7. Amount of users placed out of borough

As at 30/06/19:

367 adults aged 18+ in long term residential care were placed out of County.

DCC does not hold any Interim Supported Living placements out of County.

If there are any Supported Living placements under enabling/day care out of County, DCC does not hold any data identifying which of these are for supported living.

8. Amount of users awaiting placement

We do not hold this information.

9. Amount of users coming through transition due to age or illness over the next 12 months

We do not hold this information.

10. Who are the councillors who oversee adult services and health?

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter

11. What is the range of Housing Benefit awarded (this is in regard to supported living only)?”

Please note that DCC is not responsible for Housing Benefit and therefore does not hold the requested information.  This is a function provided by District and Unitary councils in Devon.