Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you answer the following questions regarding Adult Social Care in Gateshead?

1. The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care as of August 2017
2. The estimated Annual Spend commissioned for Adult Domiciliary Care through private domiciliary care providers (Based on 2016)
3. The type of agreements held with private domiciliary care providers commissioned to deliver Adult Social Care services such as frameworks, Spot Contracts, Block Contracts etc and their start/end dates
4. The lowest and highest (based on the standard daytime week day rate) charge rates per hour of domiciliary care charged to the local authority for Adult Social care commissioned through private domiciliary care providers
5. When you anticipate retendering for domiciliary care services for Adult Social Care
6. The names of the current Domiciliary Care Providers commissioned in your authority to deliver Adult Social Care
7. The contact Name, Email address and Contact number of the person responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority
8. Are commissioned providers required to use real-time electronic monitoring to provide data to the local authority and if so which system?
9. The number of service users currently receiving a direct payment within your local authority as well as the number of average hours per week.
10. Is the local authority working with health partners to commission health funded care?
11. The authorities’ current market positioning statement for Adult Social Care

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Wake

informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Wake

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.

Acknowledgement

Your request was received by this department on 03 October 2017. .

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 31 October 2017.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

Sharon Morin, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Wake,

 

Further to your email of 03 October, I would be grateful if you could
clarify question 9 for me please:

 

9.       The number of service users currently receiving a direct payment
within your local authority as well as the number of average hours per
week.

 

Is this question specifically regarding domiciliary care for hours
purchased through a direct payment, or do you mean everyone receiving a
direct payment (no matter what for).

 

 

Kind Regards.

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Morin l Customer Liaison Officer l Health and Social Care
Commissioning and Quality Assurance l Gateshead Council

Civic Centre, Regent St, Gateshead, NE8 4HH  l ( 0191 4332692  l ÊFax:
0191 4779141  l * [1][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Wake,

 

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 03 October 2017.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested as per your email below, and accordingly
they are as detailed in the attachment.

 

Please note, the information provided in response to your request is
copyright Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to
this information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you
to re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for
photocopying or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the
information you need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to
Tanya Rossington, Information Rights Officer, Corporate Services and
Governance, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH.
You may be required to pay a fee or comply with conditions for permitted
re-use.

 

Please contact me should you have any queries regarding the contents of
this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

S Morin

 

Sharon Morin

Sharon Morin l Customer Liaison Officer l Health and Social Care
Commissioning and Quality Assurance l Gateshead Council

Civic Centre, Regent St, Gateshead, NE8 4HH  l ( 0191 4332692  l ÊFax:
0191 4779141  l * [1][email address]

 

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