BANES: Leonard Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care funders such as yourself to do so.

I wonder if you could please tell me:

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents had which fees.

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of 65.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:  Doug Paulley <[FOI #251316 email]>

Sent:    30 January 2015 14:10

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - BANES: Leonard
Cheshire, the Living Wage

and fees for residential care for younger adults

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their
carers the Living Wage but that

they are not paid enough by social care funders such as yourself to do so.

 

I wonder if you could please tell me:

 

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the
Council asking for increases

in the fees paid for social care provided by them, in order to pay their
carers the Living Wage.

 

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for
residential care, per resident

per week. A range of fees or a set of anonymised figures of the fees
perhaps. Other councils have opted

to supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that
individual fees could make it

possible for people to have a guess at which residents had which fees.

 

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential
care in care homes for people

with physical impairments under the age of 65.

 

Thank you

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Doug Paulley

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

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