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Adult social care in Kingston upon Hull

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Dear Hull City Council,

Please can you answer the following questions regarding Adult Social Care in Kingston upon Hull?

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

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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process in accordance with the appropriate legislation below:

Freedom of Information Act
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Examples: budget information, staff structures, details of contracts etc

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Information Governance Team
Town Clerk's Service
Hull City Council
The Guildhall

 

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Dear Mr Wake

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001619/17

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 28
September 2017, please find our response below.

 

We must inform you that, in accordance with Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act, we are unable to fully answer your enquiry without
exceeding the time/costs limits under the Act.  Where a local authority
reasonably estimates that it would cost more than £450 (or 18 hours of
staff time) to fulfil a request it is not required to do so.

 

Whilst this is a strict interpretation of the Act, the Council policy is
to provide a balance between the needs of the requester and the use of
resources to ensure effective service provision is maintained.  We
therefore provide the following responses to your questions.

 

 

1. The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private
domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care as of August 2017

 

Please see spreadsheet attached.

 

2. The estimated Annual Spend commissioned for Adult Domiciliary Care
through private domiciliary care providers (Based on 2016)

 

Agency Home Care (gross spend) in 2016/17 was £9.443m.

 

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

 

Framework.

 

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

 

Hull City Council has a single framework for homecare with rates submitted
by providers. The Lowest, Highest and Average hours are: £12.80, £15.86
and £14.25. These are for single carer calls and different rates apply if
more than one carer is required.

 

5. When you anticipate retendering for domiciliary care services for Adult
Social Care

 

April 2020.

 

6. The names of the current Domiciliary Care Providers commissioned in
your authority to deliver Adult Social Care

 

Please see spreadsheet attached.

 

7. The contact Name, Email address and Contact number of the person
responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, the
Council is required to inform you that the information you have requested
has not been provided and has been withheld due to the following exemption
under the Act.

 

Section 40 – Personal Information

It is considered that this exemption under Section 40(2) of the Act
applies, namely that the information is personal information and all
personal details are protected under the Data Protection Act 1998
legislation.  The Council cannot disclose personal information where to do
so would breach any of the data protection principles.

 

In this case, we consider that to release the name of a more junior staff
member cannot be justified and consent would not be given therefore
disclosure would breach the rights of this individual under the Act. 
However, we can confirm that the staff member works in the Commissioning &
Brokerage Team.  All Hull City Council staff can be contacted by emailing
[1][email address] or telephoning 01482 300300.

 

8. Are commissioned providers required to use real-time electronic
monitoring to provide data to the local authority and if so which system?

 

Yes, CM2000- and Finance Manger is used for real time billing.

 

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.

 

We are unable to retrieve this information within the time/cost limit as
explained above.  This data is recorded as free text within the clients
direct payment agreement record which is not a reportable field so is not
retrievable electronically without accessing each client’s record
individually and manually.

 

10. Is the local authority working with health partners to commission
health funded care?

 

Yes.

 

11. The authorities’ current market positioning statement for Adult Social
Care

 

This is currently in draft form so we are unable to provide this until our
final version is available.

 

 

Although information supplied in response to your request may be in a
Microsoft Excel format please feel free to contact us should you wish the
information to be supplied in an alternative more readable/reusable
format.

 

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [2][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Web site: [3]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern: [4]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email: [5][email address]

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.  ICO asks
that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you send to
them. 

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[6]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

This information may be subject to copyright. The Freedom of Information
Act does not give you an automatic right to re-use this information in a
way that would infringe copyright, for example, by publishing it or
distributing copies.  You are free to use it for your own purposes
including any non-commercial research or private study or for the purposes
of news reporting.

If you wish to re-use this information and this was not specified in your
initial application please contact us to discuss conditions for re-use. In
most cases we will permit use and re-use in accordance with The Open
Government Licence which can be found at
[7]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Information Governance

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

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