Dear Southwark Borough Council,

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

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

Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 835581

Dear Mr Wake

Re: Your request for information: 835581

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 18
September 2017 in which you requested:
Please can you answer the following questions regarding Adult Social Care
in Southwark?
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

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David Freeman, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 835581

Dear Mr Wake,

Re: Your request for information: 835581

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 18
September 2017 in which you requested:

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

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

An average of 5976 hours per week, excluding spot providers.

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

£10,994,691.00 including all providers

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

Cost and Volume Contract: Ends 30/11/17, a new contract is starting in
December 2017

Block Contract: Ends 30/11/17, a new contract is starting in December 2017

Spot Contracts: No 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

Lowest = £13.79

Highest = £17.02

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

We have just completed the procurement process, a new contract starts in
December 2017.

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

Mihomecare

Londoncare

Medacs

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

Andy Loxton

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0207 5253130

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

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.

1001 clients, we do not store the hours for direct payment clients

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

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