Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you please provide information to us, for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015, applying only to disabled and terminally ill children, the amount of money spent by your organisation* on the provision of community disability equipment** in your area.
We are interested in the cost of the equipment only, so please exclude spend on associated costs (e.g. delivery costs, staff costs, running costs, etc.).
*We require information from each organisation separately; if you are unable to achieve this or would like to provide joint spending figures (with another local statutory body) please state so clearly in your response.
**The term community equipment includes such items as wheelchairs, buggies, specialist beds, standing frames, hoists and specialist seating. We do not include structural adaptations, consumables such as nasal gastric tubing and incontinence supplies, IT equipment or surgical aids.
We will look forward to your response by 22nd April 2016. If you have any queries about this FOI request or would like to respond digitally, please do not hesitate to contact me via [text removed].
NHS Calderdale CCG have paid approximately £50,000 from the Continuing Care Team and Contingency fund for this client group