1a. How many adults does the authority have placed in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated Mental Health Residential Care setting within the boundaries of the authority?
113 clients are currently active in our Care First system.
1b. How many of the above placements (1a) have been made in the past 12 months (Sep 2020 to Aug 2021 inclusive)?
15 clients were placed in the 12 months from 01.09.2020 to 31.08.2021.
2a. How many people does the authority have placed into an ‘out of area’ (i.e. outside the boundaries of the authority) CQC regulated Mental Health Residential Care Setting?
31 clients are currently placed out of area.
2b. How many of the above placements (2a) have been made in the past 12 months (Sep 2020 to Aug 2021 inclusive)?
21 clients were placed in the 12 months from 01.09.2020 to 31.08.2021.
3. What is the lowest, highest and average weekly price paid by the authority for one placement in a CQC regulated Mental Health Residential Care setting?
|Joint Authority Funded||£520.70||£2,445.80||£1,022.93|
Note the Joint Authority funded above will include CCG funding.
4. Is there a shortage of beds for CQC regulated Mental Health Residential Care placements within the authority and, if so, what is the shortfall / deficit?
From a Devon Partnership Trust (DPT) Adult Mental Health perspective, we do not believe that there is a shortage of CQC registered residential beds in county. Out of the 18 placements we have made since January 2021 only 1 has been out of county because we couldn’t source more locally. Of the 24 homes that we have contracted with most recently there are a total of 44 vacancies currently.
Our most pressing issue is supporting homes to work with people who have more complex needs, forensic histories with greater presenting risks. Often we are having to commission additional 1:1 support, usually as part of s117 arrangements, to secure placements.
Please note that all the above questions refer to Mental Health Residential Care Homes only (as distinct from other types of care home).