I am writing to you on behalf of [text removed], seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding budgets and expenditure on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs) and all-age mental health spend that relates to children and/or young adults.
For the purposes of this request we define children and young adults as being between the ages of 0 and 25 years.
NHS Calderdale CCG currently commissions its CAMHS service for children and young adults up to the age of 18 years old. The information the CCG holds and has provided in this response is done so in this context.
1. The information request:
Please can you provide us with the following information:
the (a) budget and (b) expenditure for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services (total spend) – if you attribute to a CAMHs Tier 1-4 please specify.
Please see the attached Excel sheet which you have provided.
the (a) budget and (b) expenditure for maternal mental health.
Maternal (Perinatal) mental health is provided through the provision of psychology services; the CCG has not identified a separate specific budget for CAMHS perinatal.
the (a) budget and (b) monies received to deliver the Local Transformation Plan (LTP).
2015/16 £168k & 2016/17 £390k.
The CCG is in the process of considering this aspect of IAPT and are in the development stage of implementing a pilot for this. At this time the CCG has not identified a separate specific budget.
the (a) budget and (b) expenditure for mental health urgent and emergency care (including mental health crisis care) for children and young people – if only total spend is available please approximate proportion that is spent on children and young adults.
CAMHS crisis care is included as part of the overall CAMHS budget. Approximately £261k of funding is included in the CCG’s CAMHS Tier 3 contract for 2016/17.
any additional, discretionary monies (a) budgeted for
There were no additional, discretionary monies budgeted for any additional, discretionary monies (b) spent on child, adolescent or young adult mental health
The CCG has made the following additional discretionary investments:
a) £123k funding in 2014/15 provided to Tier 3 CAMHS service to clear waiting list
b) £28k funding in 2015/16 provided to Tier 2 CAMHS service to clear waiting list
c) £177k funding in 2015/16 to support Tier 1 Noah’s Ark counselling service
d) £24k funding in 2016/17 to support Tier 1 Noah’s Ark counselling service
e) £59k funding in 2016/17 to support Northpoint – Emotional Wellbeing Outreach in Schools, to strengthen parental capacity to engage with C&YPs MH and emotional wellbeing focused on parents of primary school age children.
f) £150k funding in 2016/17 provided to support First point of contact (FPoC)- a pilot for CAMHS FPoC in Calderdale
g) 56k funding in 2016/17 to support Barnardo’s Health Identities (age 13-25) – Providing positive community based services focusing on timely information, advices, support and guidance to local individuals/communities/neighbourhoods which is accessible, flexible and meets the needs of LGBTQ young people in Calderdale
We are requesting information for the financial years: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/2014, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17.
NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold information preceding the formation of the CCG at 1st April 2013.
And if available – we are also requesting the projected budget (or settlement) for the financial years covering the remainder of Future in Mind and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, which includes: 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020, 2020/21.
This information is not available at this time.
If the requested information does not relate to your activity, please answer ‘not applicable’ (n/a).
If you share a budget with another organisation, please specify:
a. the name of the other organisation(s) (for example a Clinical Commissioning Group, Local Authority or NHS Trust).
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Local Authority)
b. whether the expenditure / budget reported is the total amount of the shared budget, or your organisation’s contribution to the shared budget.
The amounts provided in this response