Dear Kent County Council,

Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI)

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

1. The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care as of August 2020.

2. The estimated Annual Spend commissioned for Adult Domiciliary Care through private domiciliary care providers (Based on 2019 data).

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 charge rates per hour of domiciliary care charged to the local authority for Adult Social care commissioned through private domiciliary care providers.

5. The authority’s “Usual Rate” (if this exists) per hour paid to providers of homecare services in Community Settings

6. When do you anticipate re-tendering for domiciliary care services for 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.

Yours faithfully,

Vivek Sharma

 

Information request
Our reference: 16008433

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Dear Mr Sharma
   
Thank you for your email which we received on 26 August 2020.
 
Kent County Council (KCC) acknowledges your request for information, which
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Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004).
 
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Information request
Our reference: 16008433

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Dear Mr Sharma
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 August 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 Kelly Leeson 
 Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team 
 
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