Supported living

I would like to request the following information regarding supported living services for adults with learning disabilities (LD,) mental health (MH) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Please provide answers on the attached and accompanying spreadsheet, and where ever possible, please provide separate out for each category of LD, MH, and ASD . 

Please could you supply the name, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for placements in supported living. 

Rebecca Hudson, Senior Commissioning Manager for adults, Adult Commissioning and Health Directorate, Devon County Council

First Floor, The Annexe, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD

Email Rebecca.hudson@devon.gov.uk Telephone (01392) 383000 (ask for Rebecca Hudson) 

Please provide the number of supported living services the council currently contract with, for adults with LD, MH and ASD. Where possible, please separate out for each category of LD, MH, and ASD, as shown in the attached spreadsheet.  

There are currently 94 services under Supported Living contract with the Council. In Devon, Supported Living services are not designated by care group, and our Supported Living contract is generic. We do not therefore hold data that separates out each category you have described.

Please provide a list of the names of those supported living services mentioned in question above, with the name of the provider that provides the care in them. Where possible, please separate out for each category of LD, MH, and ASD. 

The following providers deliver the 94 services as stated in answer above, however some providers deliver more than one service.

Home Farm Trust; Advance; Agency Assistance; Aroha; Eden Futures (Rehability); Culmside; Community Choices; DHST; Guinness; Newkey; Kalm; Kazlum; Lifeways; Livability; Lyndridge; Mencap; Otterhayes Trust; Passmore; Phoenix Learning and Care; United Response [ROC]; Seeability; Step By Step; THERA

Please provide the highest hourly rate the council pays to providers of supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD. 

the lowest hourly rate the council pays to providers of supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD. 

the average hourly rate the council pays to providers of supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD. 

Contract prices range from £12.65 an hour, to £15.53 an hour. The average hourly rate is £14.08.

Please provide the average weekly fee the council pays to providers of supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD.  

The average weekly fee is £732.61

Please provide the total number of adults funded by the council in supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD. Where possible, please separate out for each category of LD, MH, and ASD, as shown in the attached spreadsheet. 

Of the total number of adults funded by the council in supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD, please provide the number that are male and the number that are female. Where possible, please separate out for each category of LD, MH, and ASD, as shown in the attached spreadsheet. 

For adults funded by the Council living within Devon, the number in Supported Living is: 

Number of ClientsFemaleMale
Autistic Spectrum Conditions*13
Learning Disability241336
Mental health3239

*  Devon County Council does hold this information but as disclosure may identify individuals it may breach the first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998; therefore, this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 40 (2) Personal Data 

Of the total number of adults funded by the council in supported living services for adults with LD, MH and ASD, (q.8) please provide the number that were placed ‘in area’ and the number that were placed ‘out of area’. By ‘out of area’, I mean people that are funded by the council, but placed outside the council boundaries. 

The Council does not collect or hold this type of information (i.e. whether or not any particular placement is Supported Living) for people placed ‘out of area’ i.e. outside of Devon. Therefore, this information is not held