Freedom of information response

Financial assessments - COVID-19

Publication date: 
Thursday 4 June 2020
Request: 

1a) How many financial assessments (means tests for care and support) were carried out by the council on an individual, face to face, between 25.12.2019 - 25.02.2020?

1b) How many financial assessments (means tests for care and support) were carried by the council on an individual, face to face between 25.02.2020 - 25.04.2020?

2a) How many financial assessments (means tests for care and support) were carried out on an individual by the Council in some way other than face to face (e.g online) between 25.12.2019 - 25.02.2020?

2b) How many financial assessments (means tests for care and support) were carried out on an individual by the Council in some way other than face to face (e.g online) between 25.02.2020 - 25.04.2020?

3a) How many people employed by the council as social workers or social care workers have had to either take sick leave, or have been unable to go into work for a period of time lasting over one week due to Covid-19, up until 25.04.2020.

If you are unable to provide numbers for people indirectly employed by the council, please provide numbers on staff directly employed by the council.

3b) Please could you give this number as a percentage of the total workforce

Response: 

1a) 173 face to face visits between 25/12/2019 to 25/02/2020

1b) 109 face to face visits between 25/02/2020 to 25/04/2020

2a) We do not have the online financial assessment function

2b) We do not have the online financial assessment function

3) Please see below:

Employees Notes Percentage of 2731
25 25 employees have over 5 days absence with either self-isolation/Household Symptoms/At Risk Group or Contagious Diseases sickness absence and are not working.   0.915%

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Request reference:
FOI 10007