FOI Request - Sleep In Shifts Supported Housing

Request 101001330609

Please tell us how many “sleep in” shifts (shifts where there is an expectation that the staff member will remain asleep unless they are needed by a client or clients) that your local authority paid for in the last financial year (2015-2016).  

Our question excludes staff on “waking night” shifts where they are expected to remain awake and vigilant during the shift.

To clarify, we are interested in the total number of sleep in shifts which

•        Your local authority has paid for, but which are provided by independent service providers.
•        Are provided to any adult client group (e.g. older people, people with learning disabilities etc.)
•        Are provided in supported living, supported housing and / or domiciliary care settings (i.e. excluding residential and nursing care homes).

Response 01-11-2016

This information is not held centrally and would require examination of over 1000 care and support plans. To undertake this would cost the Council in excess of the £600 outlined in section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and we are therefore unable to provide the information requested.

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