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Dear Westminster City Council,

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

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

Adult Social Care - Integrated Care, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6172533

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Stephen Murphy, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6172533

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 18
September 2017.
 
Request summary
Please can you answer the following questions regarding Adult Social Care
in Westminster?

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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Yours faithfully
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
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Stephen Murphy, Westminster City Council

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Information request
Our reference: 6172533

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Dear Mr Wake,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Westminster City
Council. I have detailed below the information that is being released to
you.
 
1. The current average number of weekly hours commissioned to private
domiciliary care providers for Adult Social Care as of August 2017
Home Care hours in the week (w/e 10/08/2017): 16,900
Average hours in the week per service user: 14.8
2. The estimated Annual Spend commissioned for Adult Domiciliary Care
through private domiciliary care providers (Based on 2016)
£12,027,066

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 We have a
mixture of spot and block commissioned homecare contracts. Spots are
individual agreements with variable start/end dates. Details of the main
patch provider contracts can be found on the London Contracts register
 [1]http://www.londoncontractsregister.co.uk/
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 Rate: £15.00
Highest Rate: £28.50

5. When you anticipate retendering for domiciliary care services for Adult
Social Care
By January 2022 or 2024 depending on whether provision to extend current
contracts is exercised.

6. The names of the current Domiciliary Care Providers commissioned in
your authority to deliver Adult Social Care
London Care, Health Vision, Vincentia Care Plus, Sage Care

7. The contact Name, Email address and Contact number of the person
responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority
Ben Gladstone – [2][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. The data needs to be provided into the EziTracker 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.
Number of people with open Direct Payments (on 10/08/2017): 625
We do not record hours anainst Direct Payments, so this information is not
held.

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
Please download from the following URL:
[3]https://www.westminster.gov.uk/market-po...
 
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Yours sincerely
 
‎Stephen Murphy‏
 
 
Stephen Murphy
Westminster City Council
Email: [email address]
Web: [5]www.westminster.gov.uk

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