FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

28 April 2021

Do you keep a register of the number of adults with learning disabilities in your local authority area? If so, how many adults in your local authority area are (at present) recorded as having learning disabilities? 

 

What support is available for vulnerable adults (including those with learning disabilities) accessing social housing? How does your council support vulnerable adults in the process of finding suitable accommodation? 

 

How many people with learning disabilities in your local authority have been housed outside of their local authority area in the last calendar year? If it doesn’t exceed the cost limit, I would also like this information for the last three years please. 

 

How many people on the current waiting list for social housing in your local authority area have a learning disability? 

 

[Mencap define a learning disability as a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities. For example, household tasks, socialising or managing money, which affects someone for their whole life.]

 



East Herts Council Response

21 May 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Do you keep a register of the number of adults with learning disabilities in your local authority area? If so, how many adults in your local authority area are (at present) recorded as having learning disabilities?   As a 2 tier local authority area this would be held by Hertfordshire County Council .

 

What support is available for vulnerable adults (including those with learning disabilities) accessing social housing? How does your council support vulnerable adults in the process of finding suitable accommodation?   If a resident approaches the council for access to Social Housing and they advise they have a LD ( or other disability that would make it difficult for them to complete the form) we will offer telephone support to complete the form with them.  If they have a social worker (County Council role) we will ask if we can contact them for assistance or they may directly contact the Housing Service on behalf of their client. 

 

How many people with learning disabilities in your local authority have been housed outside of their local authority area in the last calendar year? If it doesn’t exceed the cost limit, I would also like this information for the last three years please.    East Herts Council only has access to general needs accommodation owned and managed by housing associations within East Herts.   Hertfordshire County Council may have access to supported housing outside of East Herts for residents of East Herts but we do not hold or manage this information. 

 

How many people on the current waiting list for social housing in your local authority area have a learning disability?   We have 158 households who state they have a learning disability or some one in their household does. on the Housing Register for general needs social housing . 

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.