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Dear West Berkshire Council,

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

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

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2017/994

 

Dear Mr Wake

 

Request for information: Adult Social Care in West Berkshire

 

Thank you for your request received on the 26^th September 2017; we will
seek to respond within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jessica Bailiss

Policy Officer

Strategic Support  West Berkshire Council  Market Street  Newbury  RG14
5LD

(01635) 503124 | Ext 3124 | [1][email address]

[2]www.westberks.gov.uk

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foi, West Berkshire Council

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FoI/2017/994

 

Dear Mr Wake

 

Request for information: Adult Social Care in West Berkshire

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

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

as at August 2017;

6,397 hours Home Care plus 964 hours in ECH.

Total hours = 7,361.

 

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

Financial Year 2016-17 = £4,732k

 

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 & spot.

 

New APL Approved Provider List Domiciliary Care Providers 

03/10/2016 02/10/2019

 

 

Step Down from Hospital Care

01/02/2017 31/03/2018

 

 

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

15.50 - 23.00

 

 

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

See above answer for question 3

 

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

Framework list:

Ark Home Healthcare Ltd
Caremark
Care Partners
Carewatch (Regional Care Services
Concept Care Practice
Crossroads Care Oxford
GP Homecare Ltd T/A Radis
Harino Care
Home Angels
Mears Care Ltd
MiHomecare  (now Apex)
Nestor Primecare Services Ltd
Silverdale
Voyage Care
West Berkshie Mencap

 

DTOC provider – APEX

 

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

Robert Bradfield – Service Manager Commissioning.
[1][email address]   01635 519925

 

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

No

 

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 can provide those service users receiving a direct payment as at 31 Mar
2017 (snapshot from our statutory return data SALT LTS001b), this excludes
carers:

187 service users receiving a direct payment (aged 18 or over)

 

We cannot provide the number of average hours, as the service user is
provided a cash payment from which they can purchase the services/hours of
care of their choice.

 

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

End of life – CHC fund, the Council to broker care.

 

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

Please see the attached position statement. 

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may ask
for an internal review. You should contact The FoI Reviewing Officer,
Strategic Support, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email
FoI[2]@westberks.gov.uk  if you wish to request a review. If you are not
content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

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

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Access Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [3][email address]

' 01635 519860 (external)      '  2860 (internal)      

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