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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

1) How many of your authority's customers are in receipt of a direct payment for Care Act services, please?

2) What was the combined value of all Care Act budgets delivered through direct payments made in 2020 and 2019, please?

3) What is the median amount of a gross direct payment made on behalf of your organisation?

4) How frequently are direct payments made (i.e., weekly, fortnightly, 28 days or calendar month). Please provide a breakdown, thank you.

5) How many of your direct payment clients receive their payment into a prepaid card or managed account? Please provide a breakdown of the numbers, thank you.

6) Which prepaid card suppliers has your organisation contracted with?

7) What is the applicable contract length with these providers and when do these arrangements come up for renewal?

8) Does your organisation use prepaid cards to disburse funds to other people (i.e., asylum seekers, refugees, homeless). If so, please can you provide a breakdown of the median amount, recipient category, frequency of funds disbursed and the total value of funds made in 2020 and 2019, please?

9) Is your s151 Officer (CFO) aware of the recent £32 million GBP fine levied against Mastercard, allpay and PFS for allegedly operating a cartel in the public sector prepaid card space? Link to PSR article here: https://www.psr.org.uk/news-updates/late...

10) Has your organisation released a statement about these proceedings and if so, please can you provide it, thank you?

Yours faithfully,

John A Gelmini

Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Gelmini

 

Your request for information ref: SOT-105510

 

Thank you for your request for information about direct payments.  Your
request was received by the Information Rights Team on 02 September 2021. 
This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information
Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will be required to pay this before we deal
with your request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 30
September 2021 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [2]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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Dear Mr Gelmini

 

Your request for information ref. SOT-105510 about direct payments

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes.  Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

1) How many of your authority's customers are in receipt of a direct
payment for Care Act services, please? 

Response: 560 as at 08.09.21

2) What was the combined value of all Care Act budgets delivered through
direct payments made in 2020 and 2019, please? 

Response: 

2019/20 - £7,638,505.81

 2020/21 - £7,945,631.80

3) What is the median amount of a gross direct payment made on behalf of
your organisation? 

Response: £209.95 weekly as at 08.09.21.

4) How frequently are direct payments made (i.e., weekly, fortnightly, 28
days or calendar month). Please provide a breakdown, thank you. 

Response: Every 28 days.

5) How many of your direct payment clients receive their payment into a
prepaid card or managed account? Please provide a breakdown of the
numbers, thank you. 

Response: 333 as at 26.08.21

6) Which prepaid card suppliers has your organisation contracted with? 

Response: N/A

7) What is the applicable contract length with these providers and when do
these arrangements come up for renewal?

Response: N/A

8) Does your organisation use prepaid cards to disburse funds to other
people (i.e., asylum seekers, refugees, homeless). If so, please can you
provide a breakdown of the median amount, recipient category, frequency of
funds disbursed and the total value of funds made in 2020 and 2019,
please?

Response: No

9) Is your s151 Officer (CFO) aware of the recent £32 million GBP fine
levied against Mastercard, allpay and PFS for allegedly operating a cartel
in the public sector prepaid card space? Link to PSR article here:
https://www.psr.org.uk/news-updates/late...)

Response: Our S151 Officer is aware of the article.

Has your organisation released a statement about these proceedings and if
so, please can you provide it, thank you?

Response: No statement has been issued

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You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [4]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

Request

 

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,1) How many of your authority's customers
are in receipt of a direct payment for Care Act services, please?2) What
was the combined value of all Care Act budgets delivered through direct
payments made in 2020 and 2019, please? 3) What is the median amount of a
gross direct payment made on behalf of your organisation? 4) How
frequently are direct payments made (i.e., weekly, fortnightly, 28 days or
calendar month).  Please provide a breakdown, thank you.5) How many of
your direct payment clients receive their payment into a prepaid card or
managed account?  Please provide a breakdown of the numbers, thank you.6)
Which prepaid card suppliers has your organisation contracted with?7) What
is the applicable contract length with these providers and when do these
arrangements come up for renewal?8) Does your organisation use prepaid
cards to disburse funds to other people (i.e., asylum seekers, refugees,
homeless). If so, please can you provide a breakdown of the median amount,
recipient category, frequency of funds disbursed and the total value of
funds made in 2020 and 2019, please?9) Is your s151 Officer (CFO) aware of
the recent £32 million GBP fine levied against Mastercard, allpay and PFS
for allegedly operating a cartel in the public sector prepaid card space?
Link to PSR article here:
https://www.psr.org.uk/news-updates/late...)
Has your organisation released a statement about these proceedings and if
so, please can you provide it, thank you?Yours faithfully,John A Gelmini

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Fostering Friendly employer. Being a
foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare
time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life. Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council
offers a rewarding career with comprehensive training and guidance. Click
here for more information. For more information about becoming a Fostering
Friendly employer please click here.

link for the first Click here  -
[6]https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...

link for the second click here -
[7]https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [8]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [9]App Store and on
[10]Google Play

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

 

References

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1. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
2. https://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
7. https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...
8. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
9. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
10. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

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