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Dear Southampton City Council,

Please answer the following questions, or as many as is possible within time & cost parameters starting at #1.
1. How do you calculate the level of contribution that adult social care recipients should make to their care packages?
2. What income are social care recipients allowed to retain, after their contribution to their care package has been deducted?
3. What do you allow as Disability Related Expenses? Please provide a copy of your guidance if this is easier.
4. Do you use pre-payment cards for care payments? If yes can people opt out of using these?
5. Are there any restrictions on what Personal Budgets and Direct Payments can be spent on? Please provide a copy of your guidance on this.
6. Please provide a copy of the guidance document that your authority uses to make decisions on Direct Payment packages.
7. Do you have a contingency policy for DP users. If yes please attach a copy.
8. If a PA is off work sick do you provide extra funding to cover their sick pay – as individual employers can no longer get statutory sick pay reimbursed?
9. "What percentage of Direct Payments rates, that are paid to adults who directly employ their own PAs, are allowed to be spent on the following additional expenses?"
• National insurance employer contributions
• Statutory paid holidays
• Payroll charges
• Independent living insurance
• Advertising
• National Minimum Wage increase from April 2016
• Redundancy payments
• Pensions
• Training
• Contingency funding

Yours faithfully,

Ian Burnip

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Information, Southampton City Council

Dear Ian,

 

REF: FOI-1617-1155

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 02/02/2017.
It has been determined that you have requested the following information:

 

1. How do you calculate the level of contribution that adult social care
recipients should make to their care packages?

2. What income are social care recipients allowed to retain, after their
contribution to their care package has been deducted?

3. What do you allow as Disability Related Expenses? Please provide a copy
of your guidance if this is easier.

4. Do you use pre-payment cards for care payments? If yes can people opt
out of using these?

5. Are there any restrictions on what Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
can be spent on? Please provide a copy of your guidance on this.

6. Please provide a copy of the guidance document that your authority uses
to make decisions on Direct Payment packages.

7. Do you have a contingency policy for DP users. If yes please attach a
copy.

8. If a PA is off work sick do you provide extra funding to cover their
sick pay – as individual employers can no longer get statutory sick pay
reimbursed?

9. "What percentage of Direct Payments rates, that are paid to adults who
directly employ their own PAs, are allowed to be spent on the following
additional expenses?"

• National insurance employer contributions • Statutory paid holidays •
Payroll charges • Independent living insurance • Advertising • National
Minimum Wage increase from April 2016 • Redundancy payments • Pensions •
Training • Contingency funding

 

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Giany, Gurpreet, Southampton City Council

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Morning Ian

 

I write further to your email of 2^nd February 2017, in which you
submitted a request for information to the Council. I understand that you
will be anticipating a response to your request.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with a response at this time as
processing your request has taken longer than anticipated. Please accept
my apologies for this delay, we hope to be in a position to provide you
with a response in the near future.

 

 

Gurpreet Giany

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

Tel: 023 8083 4390

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Giany, Gurpreet, Southampton City Council

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Dear Ian

 

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your Freedom
of Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Gurpreet Giany

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

Tel: 023 8083 4390

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