Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), would you please provide information to us, for the following two periods:
1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.
1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.
The value* of community disability equipment** provided by your organisation*** to disabled and terminally ill children in your area.
1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 – £553.955.00
1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 – £470,447.20
The numbers of individual pieces of equipment supplied to disabled and terminally ill children in your area.
1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 – 2,804
1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 – 2,205
* Value to include both recycled equipment provided to specific children through services such as Community Equipment Stores and equipment purchased new for specific children.
**The term community equipment includes such items as wheelchairs, buggies, specialist beds, standing frames, hoists and specialist seating. We do not include structural adaptations, consumables such as nasal gastric tubing and incontinence supplies, IT equipment or surgical aids.
***We require information from each organisation separately; if you are unable to achieve this or would like to provide joint spending figures (with another local statutory body) please state so clearly in your response.