Adult Social Care

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Dear East Sussex County Council,
Please answer as many questions as possible starting from 1 onwards within time and money constraints.

1. How many adults are you providing social care to now compared with 2010?
2. How many adults receive a Direct Payment to fund their social care?
3. Are there any restrictions on the number of hours adult social care funding you will fund or are there any plans to introduce a limit?
4. What are the DP rates that you pay to adults who directly employ PAs - what are the hourly rates for;
Weekday daytime rates
Weekday evening rates
Weekend daytime rates
Weekend evening rates
5. What rates do you pay to adults, who directly employ their own PAs for Overnight Rates -both for sleeping and waking nights and what hours does this payment cover?
6. What Bank Holiday Rates do you pay to adults, who directly employ their own PAs?
7. Are these standard rates that all DP users receive or does the amount paid vary depending on the complexity of need?
8. When were the rates in questions 4, 5 and 6, first set at their current rates?
9. Do you anticipate these rates will be increased, and what to, from April 2017?
10. What is the highest weekly or annual DP and lowest weekly DP you make to fund adult social care?
11. What additional employer costs are funded through these rates eg.
National insurance employer contributions
Statutory paid holidays
Payroll charges,
Independent living insurance,
Advertising,
National Minimum Wage increase from April 2016.
Redundancy payments,
Pensions.
Training.
Contingency funding

12. If pensions are not fully funded using DP rates, how will they be funded?

Yours faithfully,

Linda Burnip

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

 

 

Dear Ms Burnip

 

FOI Request ref:  8070 / Adult Social Care - Direct Payments

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
was received on 21/11/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Samantha Spence

Customer Information Advisor

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913

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Dear Ms Burnip

 

FOI Request ref:  8070 / Adult Social Care - Direct Payments

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
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REQUEST

Please answer as many questions as possible starting from 1 onwards within
time and money constraints.

 

1. How many adults are you providing social care to now compared with
2010?

2. How many adults receive a Direct Payment to fund their social care?

3. Are there any restrictions on the number of hours adult social care
funding you will fund or are there any plans to introduce a limit?

4. What are the DP rates that you pay to adults who directly employ
PAs          - what are the hourly rates for;

Weekday daytime rates

Weekday evening rates

Weekend daytime rates

Weekend evening rates

5. What rates do you pay to adults, who directly employ their own PAs for
Overnight Rates -both for sleeping and waking nights and what hours does
this payment cover?

6. What Bank Holiday Rates do you pay to adults, who directly employ their
own PAs?

7. Are these standard rates that all DP users receive or does the amount
paid vary depending on the complexity of need?

8. When were the rates in questions 4, 5 and 6, first set at their current
rates?

9. Do you anticipate these rates will be increased, and what to, from
April 2017?

10.  What is the highest weekly or annual DP and lowest weekly DP you make
to fund adult social care?

11. What additional employer costs are funded through these rates eg.

National insurance employer contributions Statutory paid holidays Payroll
charges, Independent living insurance, Advertising, National Minimum Wage
increase from April 2016.

Redundancy payments,

Pensions.

Training.

Contingency funding

12. If pensions are not fully funded using DP rates, how will they be
funded?

 

 

RESPONSE

1. 2010 – 18,525

    2016 – 28,723

2. As at 31 October 2016  - 1,696

3. No

4. £8.50 per hour plus on costs

5. The Living wage of £7.20 for both Sleeping and Waking hours. The number
of hours depends on the client’s needs but on average this is 9 hours.

6. £8.50, however if employers would like to pay more they can use their
budget flexibly to do this.

7. This is the standard rate but increased rates can be applied if there
is complexity of need.

8. 2010

9. I am unable to answer this question as it maybe considered but I don’t
know what the result of that will be. This Information is not held by the
Council.

10. Highest - £2,120 weekly

       Lowest - £4.26 weekly

11. Wages, holiday pay, payroll costs, liability insurance, recruitment
costs, contingency if needed, personal protective equipment if needed,
sick pay, administration costs, training costs, managed account costs,
pension contributions, redundancy costs.

12. Employers pension contributions are funded by the Direct Payment.

 

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Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [1][email address]

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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