Paying the Living Wage to adult care workers in the private sector

Ally Tibbitt made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

The Scottish Government and COSLA made a joint agreement to ensure that adult care workers were paid the Living Wage, even if they work in the private sector.

https://news.gov.scot/news/living-wage-f...

1. Please list all the care providers, in all sectors, that the council currently purchases adult care services from.

2. Additionally, please could you supply me with any information held by the council that confirms the minimum rate of pay provided to care workers by each adult care supplier paid by the council.

3. Where a care provider which is receiving payment from the council is not currently paying its workers the Living Wage please supply me with copies of all relevant correspondence between the provider and the council that references this issue.

4. Lastly please provide me with copies of any correspondence between the council and the Scottish Government or COSLA that relates to the implementation of the Living Wage pledge.

This may include extracts of tender documentation, tender documentation assessment notes, meeting records, emails or other reports or surveys undertaken and produced by council staff.

I would like to receive any response to this FOI in electronic form, to this email address.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Good afternoon,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2017052927000016)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
below and attached.
 

 1. List of care providers that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar currently
purchase services from is attached.

 2. All care providers are paid an hourly rate above the living wage to
provide their services.

 3. All Providers were written to asking if they were paying the living
wage.  Any Providers that were not doing this were requested to submit
a claim, which was paid to ensure that all workers were paid the
living wage or above.

 4. Email correspondence between Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Scottish
Government is attached.

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29/05/2017 10:20 - Ally Tibbitt wrote:

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

The Scottish Government and COSLA made a joint agreement to ensure that
adult care
workers were paid the Living Wage, even if they work in the private
sector.

[4]https://news.gov.scot/news/living-wage-f...

1. Please list all the care providers, in all sectors, that the council
currently
purchases adult care services from.  

2. Additionally, please could you supply me with any information held by
the
council that confirms the minimum rate of pay provided to care workers by
each
adult care supplier paid by the council.

3. Where a care provider which is receiving payment from the council is
not
currently paying its workers the Living Wage please supply me with copies
of all
relevant correspondence between the provider and the council that
references this
issue.  

4. Lastly please provide me with copies of any correspondence between the
council
and the Scottish Government or COSLA that relates to the implementation of
the
Living Wage pledge.

This may include extracts of tender documentation, tender documentation
assessment
notes, meeting records, emails or other reports or surveys undertaken and
produced
by council staff.

I would like to receive any response to this FOI in electronic form, to
this email
address.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

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