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Dear Leeds City Council,

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

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

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Jamie Wake

Freedom of information request Ref 19643 : Adult Social Care In Leeds

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 28, September 2017. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Julie Davison, Information Governance Officer, Adults & Health, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 19643 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Miss Danielle Earnshaw
Business Administrative Apprentice
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council

0113 37 84251
www.leeds.gov.uk

IMG.AC.FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Jamie Wake

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 19643)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 28 September 2017. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request.

 

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

The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private
domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care is thirteen per service
user.

 

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

The estimated annual spend, based on 2016/17, is £21.5million

 

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

Leeds City Council has in place a contract awarded to four companies to
act as our primary providers in specified geographic areas commencing June
1 2016 and ending 31^st May 2021. Leeds City Council also has in place a
framework contract operating citywide to which 8 providers have been
awarded a place. The primary providers have also been awarded a place on
this framework bringing the total to 12 providers. This framework likewise
commences June 1^st 2016 and ending 31st May 2021. The council also when
the need arises will enter into a spot arrangement with additional
providers. The duration of these spot arrangements will be dependent on
the individual circumstances of the service user.

 

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

Leeds City Council pays a fixed rate for home care services depending on
the location of those services. Contracted providers delivering services
in our Urban location are offered £14.94, Rural Leeds is £16.59 and our
Super Rural Area is £16.88.

 

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

The end date for the homecare contract is 31 May 2021. LCC anticipates
inviting tenders for homecare around July 2020.

 

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

Primary Providers (see response to question 3):

Care and Share Associates Leeds

Hales Group

Human Support Group t/a Homecare Support in Leeds

Medacs Healthcare ltd.

 

Framework Providers (see response to question 3):

A.J Community Care

Allied Healthcare Group

Ark Home Healthcare Ltd

Care 24/7

Mears Care Ltd

Radis Community Care (Leeds)

Springfield Homecare

Synergy Home Care. 

 

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

Caroline Baria

Deputy Director Integrated Commissioning

Adults and Health,

Leeds City Council

Enterprise House

12 St Pauls Street

Leeds

LS1 2LE

 

[1][email address]

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

The contract requires providers to put in place and provide information
from an ECM system to support their invoices which complies with
identified Leeds City Council data control requirements. No supply of in
real time data to the council has been requested. No single system is
specified

 

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.

There are currently 1,233 people with a direct payment. We wouldn’t know
the weekly hours for these as they commission their own services.

 

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

Whilst LCC works closely with health partners to commission care which
supports the health and wellbeing of service users.  the council does not
directly commission healthcare in people’s homes.

 

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

The 2015-18 Market position statement can be found here:

[2]http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Market%20Po...

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Adults & Health. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Louise Whitworth, Adults & Health, Information
Management and Governance, PO Box 848, Leeds, LS1 9PQ or by emailing
[3][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 84251, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Bentley

Information Access Officer

Digital & Information Service

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 37 84251

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