§ Ms Buck
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list each category of grant, and the amount of each grant, paid by his Department to(a) Westminster and (b) Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 1997–98, (ii) 1998–99, (iii) 1999–2000 and (iv) 2000–01; and what the projected figure is for 2001–02. 372W
§ Mr. Denham
The tables provide a list of the grants paid by the Department of Health to the two local authorities Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster city council for the periods required.
The grants are as follows:
AIDS Support Grant
Paid to local authorities to support social care provision for those with severe HIV disease or an AIDS diagnosis.
Asylum-Seekers Accommodation Grant (Adults)
From the 1999–2000 financial year the Special Grant for Asylum Seekers (adults) became the responsibility of the Home Office. The background to these payments was that in 1996, changes in Department of Social Security benefit legislation left some asylum seekers destitute and unable to claim financial support. The then Government introduced Special Grants, administered by the Department of Health, to local authorities towards meeting the cost of providing accommodation for destitute asylum seekers under either the National Assistance Act 1948 or the Children Act 1989. The Special Grant was split between single adults, families and unaccompanied children. Under the conditions of these grants, local authorities have been reimbursed for the direct costs they have incurred in supporting asylum seekers.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health
The CAMHS Mental Health Grant started in 1999–2000. It is envisaged that similar sums to those paid for 1999–2000 and 2000–01, will be available in 2001–02 with an additional amount which has yet to be determined—which will be the local authorities share of the national CAMHS MHG.
Children's Services (Quality Protects)
The Secretary of State launched the Quality Protects Programme for Health in September 1998. Initially providing funding of £375 million over three years, the programme is intended to improve the management and delivery of social services for children. In October 2000, the Secretary of State for Health announced that the programme would be extended from a three to a five year programme, matched by an increase in the Special Grant from £120 million in 2000–01 to £290 million by 2003.
Community Care Special Transitional Grant
This grant was paid to local authorities in England from 1993–99 to enable them to meet their new responsibilities under Part III of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 which was fully implemented in April 1993. Implementation required local authorities to establish arrangements to assess people's needs for community care services. It also placed new duties on social services authorities to purchase independent sector residential and nursing home care for those people who required public support to enter such homes. Social services authorities now assess an individual's needs for services and in the light of that assessment decide whether or what services should be provided.
Drug and Alcohol Specific Grants
The background to the grant is covered in the circular LAC (2000) 19 which was issued at the end of September 2000.
Improving Management Information
Invest to Save
No information was available within the time available to complete the response to this inquiry.373W
Mental Health Grant
This grant is available to local authorities to facilitate the development and improvement of community-based mental health services.
Persons' from Abroad Children's Grant—(Families with Children)
The background is the same as for the adults' grant described above.
Promoting Independence—Carers' Grant
This grant became available from 1999–2000.
Promoting Independence—Partnership Grant
Grant first became available in 1999–2000.
Promoting Independence—Prevention Grant
The purpose of this grant is to help local authorities develop, with other relevant agencies, particularly health authorities, preventive strategies aimed at slowing down or preventing deterioration in individuals, who have been assessed as at risk of losing independence and who are able to benefit from lower level interventions, which will prevent or significantly delay admission to residential or nursing care or to hospital and/or improve quality of life. The assessment process should identify possible problems
Specific and special grants: Westminster £ Description 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–021 AIDS Support Grant 800,000 770,000 810,000 798,000 n/k Asylum-Seekers Accommodation Grant 3,846,920 25,074,631 3n/a 3n/a 3n/a Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services n/a n/a 26,000 26,000 n/k Children's Services (Quality Protects) n/a 32,500 755,373 1,234,000 3,215,578 Children's Social Services Grant — — — — — Community Care Special Transitional Grant 2,304,652 2,170,586 n/a n/a n/a Drugs and Alcohol Specific Grants 61,744 27,421 0 0 n/a Improving Information Management — — — — — Invest to Save — — — — — Mental Health Grant 586,048 556,901 805,663 903,647 1,006,384 Persons from Abroad Children's Grant 2,752,307 3,753,040 3n/a 3n/a 3n/a Promoting Independence: Carers Grant n/a n/a 137,108 383,688 4553,972 Promoting Independence: Partnership Grant n/a n/a 1,754,966 1,500,289 51,979,005 Promoting Independence: Prevention Grant n/a n/a 146,487 222,372 n/k Secure Accommodation (Capital) — — — — — Secure Accommodation (Revenue) — — — — — Training Support Programme 215,091 198,259 195,665 6320,532 n/a Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children 441,179 1,879,200 2,695,400 3n/a 3n/a 1Projected 2After repayment by LA 3Home Office 4Indicative—subject to parliamentary approval 5Includes Prevention Grant 6Allocations only
Specific and special grants: Kensington and Chelsea £ Description 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–021 AIDS Support Grant 890,000 760,000 722,000 816,000 n/k Asylum-Seekers Accommodation Grant 2,326,374 4,603,767 2n/a 2n/a 2n/a Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services n/a n/a 20,000 20,000 n/k Children's Services (Quality Protects) n/a 32,500 560,122 916,000 2,389,814 Children's Social Services Grant — — — — — Community Care Special Transitional Grant 1,509,005 1,413,818 n/a n/a n/a Drugs and Alcohol Specific Grants 68,378 53,222 0 0 n/a Improving Information Management: — — — — — Invest to Save — — — — — Mental Health Grant 470,073 536,109 700,324 760,289 829,585
and possible risks that could lead to dependency. This would include risks associated with the home including the danger of falling and accidents resulting therefrom.
The Promoting Independence Grant (£196 million)
This grant subsumes the partnership and prevention grants. The figures provided in the table are indicative and subject to parliamentary approval.
No information available, no facility in these authorities.
No information available.
Training Support Programme
The TSP is paid to local authorities on a 70 per cent. funded grant with authorities contributing 30 per cent. of the total costs. All local authority staff working in and supporting services for adults and for children are eligible for training supported by the TSP. The aim of the TSP is to improve the quality, and management of social services provision to families, individuals and local communities, by encouraging a planned approach to training.
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's Grant
From the financial year 2000–01 the Special Grant for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children became the responsibility of the Home Office.375W
Specific and special grants: Kensington and Chelsea £ Description 1997–98 1998–99 l999–2000 2000–01 2001–021 Persons from Abroad Children's Grant 1,312,224 1,549,540 2n/a 2n/a 2n/a Promoting Independence: Carers Grant n/a n/a 95,156 270,497 3393,084 Promoting Independence: Partnership Grant n/a n/a 1,161,961 1,002,149 41,324,496 Promoting Independence: Prevention Grant n/a n/a 103,047 157,006 n/k Secure Accommodation (Capital) — — — — — Secure Accommodation (Revenue) — — — — Training Support Programme 162,939 160,877 162,056 5187,160 — Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children 255,613 646,924 1,540,000 2n/a 2n/a 1Projected 2Home Office 3Indicative-subject to parliamentary approval 4Includes Prevention Grant 5Allocations only