FOI Request - Eligibility Criteria for Social Care Services

Request 101000178035

1. Does your local authority use an "Eligibility Criteria" or other risk based decision making system to prioritise the delivery of social care services for adults groups other than the elderly?

1.a) If so, please provide a copy in electronic format attached to this document.

2. Does your local authority use an "Eligibility Criteria" or other risk based decision making system to prioritise the delivery of social care services for Children and young people?

2.a). If so, please provide a copy in electronic format attached to this document.

3. If the answer to 1 or 2 is no, then please indicate what plans, if any, your local authority has to address this in the future?

4. If the answer to 1 or 2 is yes then what is the eligibility threshold for access both adult social care and children's social care services that currently applies to your local area?

5. What preventative services are available to those who come below the eligibility threshold level?

6. What plans, if any, does your local authority have to review this policy in the future?

7. How many adults are currently awaiting a social care service, what client groups they are from and at which levels of the eligibility criteria have they been assessed at?

8. How many children or young people are currently awaiting a social care service, what client groups are they from and at what levels of the eligibility criteria have they been assessed at?

Response 16-09-2013

All children and families cases are assessed in terms of need and risk and all services are delivered on this basis.  There is no eligibility criteria as such.  We use the Child's Plan to assess, analyse and plan in respect of need and risk.  We have no plans to change this model in the immediate future.  Please note the number of unallocated cases can fluctuate on a daily basis, there are approximately 14 at present.

Community Care eligibility criteria can be found here.

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