FOI Request Disabled Services

Request 101001671952

wish to know what services are in place within your local authority for people with disabilities

Can you please provide me with the following information

1.What is the known population of people with disabilities in the following categories where the disability is:

Predominantly physical between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly physical between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly physical over 50 years
Predominantly learning between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly learning between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly learning over 50 years
Predominantly Mental health between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly Mental health 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly Mental health over 50 years
ASD - all ages

2. What services are delivered by your organisation to people with disabilities in the following categories where the disability is

Predominantly physical between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly physical between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly physical over 50 years
Predominantly learning between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly learning between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly learning over 50 years
Predominantly Mental health between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly Mental health 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly Mental health over 50 years
ASD - all ages

3. What services are purchased by your organisation for people with disabilities in the following categories where the disability is

Predominantly physical between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly physical between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly physical over 50 years
Predominantly learning between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly learning between 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly learning over 50 years
Predominantly Mental health between 5 years and 16 years
Predominantly Mental health 18 years and 50 years
Predominantly Mental health over 50 years
ASD - all ages

Response 12-12-2017

1. I have taken the data from the 2011 Scotland census which provides figures and definition.  I have ignored the term predominantly as I can't find any reference to this when looking for the stats.  The age categories are also slightly different from what the enquirer has requested.  

                                                0-15       16-49     50+

Physical disability             127         924         4,370

Learning disability            91           261         104

Mental Health                   56           1,506     1,429

 The definition used by the 2011 Scotland census was as follows:

Definition: This variable indicates whether or not an individual has identified themselves as having a long term health condition which has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months. The conditions presented as response options were deafness or partial hearing loss, blindness or partial sight loss, a learning disability (for example Down’s Syndrome), a learning difficulty (for example dyslexia), a developmental disorder (for example autistic spectrum disorder or Asperger’s syndrome), a physical disability, a mental health condition, a long-term illness, disease or condition and other condition. (Although the categories ‘Long-term illness, disease or condition’ and ‘Other condition’ were presented as separate response options, they were combined into a composite ‘Other condition’ category for the purposes of statistical outputs.)      I am unable to find any official figures for the number of people with ASD therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 202- Information Not Held.

2. For children and families - we work 0-18 yrs so can’t respond in those categories therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 202- Information Not Held.

Further we work on the basis of children in need and don’t necessarily define into those categories outlined.

Our organisation offers support to attend school/ enhanced provision in schools / specific bases in school where applicable.

Services to support school may be from home school link workers / children services workers in addition to / school auxiliary/ teaching staff.

Social support would be social work assessments/ support and intervention based on eligibility criteria offered by family support workers/ children’s services workers/ social workers.

3. For children and families - we work 0-18 yrs so can’t respond in those categories outlined therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 202- Information Not Held.

Further we work on the basis of children in need and don’t necessarily define into those categories.

Our organisation procures services from Aberlour  Child Care Trust, Quarriers, Cornerstone, Scottish Autism.  Between them these organisations offer residential care and support/ respite support/ day care/ holiday play schemes/ social activities/ support for carers/ support for young carers Further Information Can be found HERE

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