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Adult Social Care in Wakefield

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Dear Wakefield City Council,

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

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

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Wake,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 29/09/2017. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 27/10/2017.

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Wake,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the response to your request enclosed.

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

1. The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care as of August 2017
11,630 as of week commencing 28/8/17
2. The estimated Annual Spend commissioned for Adult Domiciliary Care through private domiciliary care providers (Based on 2016)
£8,494,800
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 Agreement (start date 09/10/17 end date 08/10/21)
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
£14.46 per hour PLUS £1.19 per visit travel payment
5. When you anticipate retendering for domiciliary care services for Adult Social Care
During 2021
6. The names of the current Domiciliary Care Providers commissioned in your authority to deliver Adult Social Care
•360HC Ltd
•AJ Community Care Ltd
•Nestor Primecare Services Ltd t/a Allied Healthcare
•Angelcare UK Limited
•Ark Home Healthcare Ltd
•Assist Home Care Limited
•A.S. Care Limited t/a Carewatch Leeds and Wakefield
•Choices Home Care Ltd
•Complete Care West Yorkshire Ltd
•Croft Carehomes Limited t/a Croft Care Services
•Danum Homecare Ltd
•Jays Homecare Ltd
•Meadow Lodge Home Care Services
•Mears Care Limited
•Phoenix Care Wakefield Ltd
•GP Homecare Limited t/a Radis Community Care
•Sevacare (UK) Limited t/a Synergy Homecare
•Springfield Home Care Services Ltd
•The Human Support Group Ltd
•TLC Homecare Ltd
•Willowbrook (Hyndburn) Ltd
•Yorkshire Care and Support Services Limited
7. The contact Name, Email address and Contact number of the person responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority
Mark Wakefield, Tel. 0345 8 506 506, [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?
Yes, however the Council is not prescriptive of the particular ECM system that providers use.
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 652 service users in receipt of a cash direct payment. The direct payment has been calculated based on assessed needs not hours per week therefore the Council is unable to calculate the number of average hours per week.
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 publicly available on the Council’s website, please see link below.
http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Documents/he...

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries regarding this matter.

Yours sincerely

Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Wakefield MDC
Tel: 01924 306112
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]

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