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6  Appendix B - Survey sent to local authorities

Background
1. Some basic background questions  
Local Authority Name 
 
Total Local Authority Budget 2010-11 (£)   
Total Local Authority Expenditure 2010-11 (£)    
Total Local Authority Budget 2011-12 (£)   
Are any of your budgets pooled with PCTs?    
Name of person completing this survey   
Contact email address   
Contact telephone number   

Finance
2. Please fill in the contribution to social care funds made by each of the sources below.  
You may wish to give this question to your finance department.  Original Amount Budgeted to Receive for 2010-11 (£)  Actual Amount Received for 2010-11 (£)  Budget for 2011-12

(£)  

Charges to service users       
Contribution by primary care trusts (excluding winter pressures funding)       
Social care reform grant from the Department of Health       
Other grants from the Department of Health       
All other sources (e.g. formula grant or council tax)       
Total       
3. Please fill in social care spending in each of the below areas. Please map your local budget headings to these categories as closely as possible and distribute the staffing spend across these categories.  
You may wish to give this question to your finance department.  Original Budget for 2010-11  Actual Expenditure for 2010-11  Budget for 2011-12  
Care home placements (excluding respite care)       
Long term support in the community - including all personal budgets       
Reablement services       
Universal and preventative services       
Total      

Recipients
4. Please fill in the numbers of people who received social care in each of the categories below.  
 Actual Recipients on 31st March 2011  Estimated Recipients on 31st March 2012  
Care home placements (excluding respite care)      
Long term support in the community - including all personal budgets      
Reablement services     

Changes to Service Provision
5. We are hoping to understand changes which your local authority has made between the start of the last financial year (2010-11) and the start of this financial year (2011-12). Please click the circle which most accurately reflects changes to your user charges for social care between 1st April 2010 and 1st April 2011, for each row.  
 Not relevant  Decreased substantially  Decreased moderately  Stayed about the same  Increased moderately  Increased substantially  
Maximum personal charge for social care  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charges for residential care  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charges for non-residential care items (e.g. hourly rate for home help)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other change 1?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Other change 2?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Other change 3?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

6. Please click the circle which most accurately reflects changes to levels of care provided to a typical service user between April 2010 and April 2011.  
Changes might include changes in number of times per week that an individual service user can visit a day centre, or changes in maximum number of hours of reablement care available.  Decreased substantially  Decreased moderately  Stayed about the same  Increased moderately  Increased substantially  
Residential care 
 
 
 
 
 
Community care (e.g. day centres, help with domestic routines)  
 
 
 
 
 
Reablement services 
 
 
 
 
 
Other area of care 1?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 
Other area of care 2?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 
Other area of care 3?

Please specify:

 

 
 
 
 
 

Efficiency Savings
7. Please fill in efficiency savings for your local authority for the relevant time periods.  
Please exclude any PCT savings from pooled budgets.  Planned efficiency savings for 2010-11 (£)  Actual efficiency savings for 2010-11 (£)  Planned efficiency savings for 2011-12 (£)  
Across your local authority as a whole  
 
 
 
For social care specifically  
 
 
 

8. Please rank from 1 to 5 (1 for the biggest saving, 5 for the smallest) the 5 approaches which achieved the biggest social care efficiency savings in 2010-11.  
If less than 5 approaches were used, simply rank from 1 downwards, e.g. if 2 approaches were used then give one of them rank 1 and one of them rank 2, and leave the other cells blank.  Rank in 2010-11  
Back-office efficiencies (e.g. use of shared services arrangements for I.T. support, etc.)  
 
Estate rationalisation (e.g. reduction in size of premises, amalgamation of care homes)  
 
Reduced payment per unit of activity to private sector care providers (e.g. care homes)  
 
Increased reablement to reduce dependence on care  
 
More efficient use of staff time (e.g. greater number of home visits per day)  
 
Other approach 1: please specify  
 
Other approach 2: please specify  
 
Other approach 3: please specify  
 
Other approach 4: please specify  
 
Other approach 5: please specify  
 

9. Please rank from 1 to 5 (1 for the biggest saving, 5 for the smallest) the 5 approaches you have planned which you think will deliver you the biggest social care efficiency savings in 2011-12.  
If less than 5 approaches are planned, simply rank from 1 downwards, e.g. if 2 approaches were used then give one of them rank 1 and one of them rank 2, and leave the other cells blank.  Rank in 2011-12  
Back-office efficiencies (e.g. use of shared services arrangements for IT support)  
 
Estate rationalisation (e.g. reduction in size of premises, amalgamation of care homes)  
 
Reduced payment per unit of activity to private sector care providers (e.g. care homes)  
 
Increased reablement to reduce dependence on care  
 
More efficient use of staff time (e.g. greater number of home visits per day)  
 
Other approach 1: please specify  
 
Other approach 2: please specify  
 
Other approach 3: please specify  
 
Other approach 4: please specify  
 
Other approach 5: please specify  
 

Other
10. Are there any other observations you would like to make about the effects on social care of changes in government funding for health and social care?  





 

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