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Question to Kent County Council [with answer], 29 March 2012: KCC Funded Residents in Residential and Nursing Homes

March 26, 2012 2:22 PM

Question by George Koowaree to Graham Gibbens, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

For more than 2 months (since 23 January 2012) I have been asking a relatively simple request* - to be provided with details of the number of KCC funded clients in residential & nursing homes with details of those homes; will the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health give his personal assurance that KCC does know where all our clients are living even if KCC cannot provide me with the details and please inform me what the problems are preventing KCC from providing the information, when these will be sorted and when I will finally be provided with the details I have requested?

(* No response had been received prior to this question being submitted on 23 March 2012).

Response

Thank you for your request for information, which I was first informed about last Friday. This information can be readily produced and I am of course happy to share it.

In summary, as of the week 5th - 11th March, KCC funded placements for 3233 older people and people with physical disabilities in 312 residential and nursing homes in Kent. Additionally KCC funded a further 178 placements in 154 homes outside Kent, where Kent residents have chosen to be in a home that, typically, is closer to their children.

I have arranged for officers to provide you with a full list, including details of all the homes, in writing today. I trust this will fulfil your request and I am happy to discuss it further if you would like.