FOI Request - Respite Residential Care

Request 101000271600

I am writing to enquiry about the respite residential care provision in your council over the past three years. Please provider as much information as possible on the following questions.

1.  Please provide the number of people who received respite care funded by your local authority in each of the last three years (2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12) for

(a) individuals and
(b) carers; in addition, how many of these have been offered as
(c) direct payments or
(d) personal budgets?

2.  Please provide a figure for the total cost of respite residential care for families in your local authority in the last three years.

3.  Please provide the average cost per service user receiving respite residential care paid for by the local authority for the last three financial year (2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12).

4.  Whether your local authority has paid for respite care for the whole family i.e to enable service users and their family or carer(s) to have respite care together? In addition, what’s maximum funding has been offer to family respite care in each of the last three years (2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12).

5.  Please provide the average cost per family receiving respite residential care paid for by your local authority for each of the last three financial years (2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12).

6.  Please provide details of any estimates made by your local authority about the potential growth in the use of respite care.

Response 29-08-2014

1.  We do not record this information in a format that supports providing this information in this level of detail, therefore this request is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held.  Any detail we are able to provide in relation to this is already available via the historical respite return data that can be found here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/Data/Carers

2.  The information you requested can be found here.

3.  We do not currently record this information in a format that supports providing this information in this detail across all ages and service user groups, therefore this request is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held.  Within adult services the average breakdown is as follows:

  Average cost / client p.a    
    2013/14 2012/13 2011/12  
           
External purchasing               2,932      3,190          2,265  
           
External Block LD Service             8,710      8,314          8,314  
           
External Block LD Service            14,457     13,598        10,073  
           
Internal Service - PSD               6,557      6,597          5,607  
           

4.  Through the provision of internal and external respite, all funded by the local authority, including the carers non-means tested respite provision, this may happen but we do not currently capture and record the information in a way that supports being able to provide this information, therefore this request is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held. 

5.  See answer to Question 4

6.  We do not have any estimates about the potential growth.

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