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Accommodation and employment status of working age clients with a Learning Disability

Period 01/04/2021 – 31/03/2022 (all tables)


General description and business case

The information which is collected through this return is used in answering parliamentary questions and ministerial briefings. The data is used to feed into the learning disabled outcome measures in ASCOF 1E (proportion of adults with a learning disability in paid employment) and 1G (proportion of adults with a learning disability who live in their own home or with their family).


Changes for 2021-22

None identified. 


Who to include/exclude?

Include

Clients with a Primary Support Reason of ‘Learning Disability Support’ known to the local authority (see definition below) and who:

  • appear in SALT measure LTS001a, that is, are aged 18 to 64 (except any you have identified as being in a prison setting)
  • have their most recent primary support reason in relation to long term support recorded as ‘Learning Disability Support’.

Exclude

Clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act. 


Detailed guidance for data tables

Table 1

Other gender

An additional item has been added to capture the number of clients who do not identify as male or female.

Number of hours worked

When recording people in Table 1, the total number of hours worked should be used. For example, if a person has two jobs, one of seven hours paid work per week and one of ten hours paid work per week, they are working for seventeen hours, and should be recorded as ‘Paid - 16 hours or more a week’.

Learning disabled clients known to the local authority

The definition of individuals ‘known to the council’ is restricted to those adults with a primary support reason of Learning Disability Support who appear in SALT measure LTS001a (excluding those in prison settings).

Only those aged 18-64 with a primary support reason of Learning Disability Support should be included. Those clients who have a learning disability but this is not their primary support reason should be excluded.

The working and accommodation status of each client included in the table should have been captured or confirmed during the reporting year. Do not default to a status captured in previous reporting years but instead use the category ‘Unknown’ to report these clients. If there are reasons for a significant number of clients not having their status updated, please tell us about this in the Supplementary Information at the bottom of LTS004 which feeds into the End Sheet of the SALT data return workbook.

Working age / adults

Those aged 18 to 64 years old inclusive.

Employee

A person who works for a company and has their National Insurance paid for directly from their wages and are earning at or above the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage1. This also includes those who are working in supported employment (i.e. those who are receiving support and assistance from a specialist agency to maintain their job) who are earning at or above the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Self-employed

People who work for themselves and generally pay their National Insurance themselves; this should also include those who are unpaid family workers (i.e. those who do unpaid work for a business they own or for a business a relative owns). Self-employed people should have their hours included in the ‘paid work’ categories.

Unpaid voluntary work

Work of a voluntary nature that is unpaid, including unpaid work experience, is not collected in SALT as a distinct category, so clients in this situation should be captured under one of the two ‘not in paid employment’ categories, described below.

Not in Paid Employment (seeking work)

The review or first assessment of a client with Learning Disabilities Support should allow determination of whether employment is being sought.

Not in Paid Employment (not actively seeking work / retired)

Service users who are aged 64 or under but have retired are classed as being of working age and should be included in LTS004. Older clients need not be considered.

Unknown

In some cases it may not be possible to determine what a client’s employment status is within the reporting year. Such clients, who will be considered ‘not in employment’ for the purposes of the ASCOF measure, should be recorded here.

 

Tables 2a and 2b

Living on their own or with their family

Accommodation arrangements where the occupier has security of tenure / residence or is part of a household whose head holds such security of tenure / residence. Table 2a includes the accommodation types that represent this accommodation for the purposes of this indicator. The accommodation status is determined upon the usual accommodation of the person in the medium to long term. Note that this was referred to as ‘Settled Accommodation’ in the 2014-15 data return.

Unsettled accommodation

Accommodation arrangements that are precarious, or where the person has no or low security of tenure / residence in their usual accommodation and so may be required to leave at very short notice. Table 2b lists the accommodation types that represent unsettled accommodation for the purposes of this indicator.

Unknown

In some cases it may not be possible to determine a client’s accommodation status. Such clients, who will be considered as in ‘unsettled accommodation’ for the purposes of the ASCOF measure, should be recorded here.

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