Dear Cheshire East 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

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 28 November 2016
Our Reference: 494037
 
Dear Mr Burnip
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 28 December 2016. Please note that Cheshire East Council
Offices will be closed from Monday 26th December until Tuesday 3rd
January. Consequently, we will not be able to issue any responses during
this time period. We will endeavour to supply your response before the
Christmas and New Year closure. However, this may not be possible. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above. If
we need any further clarification or there is a problem, we will be in
touch.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 16 December 2016
Our Reference: 494037
 
Dear Mr Burnip
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 28 November 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Cheshire East Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire East Council's handling of my FOI request 'Care Charging'.

You've not answered questions 5-9, or provided a reason why you have not done so.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Ian Burnip

FOI East, Cheshire East Council

Thank you for contacting the Compliance & Customer Relations Team at
Cheshire East Council. 

 

Cheshire East Council’s Offices are closed from 4pm on Friday 23rd
December and will re-open on 3rd January 2017. 

 

We will be unable to reply to any emails during this time period; but will
be in touch as soon as possible on our return to the office in the New
Year.

 

Kind regards

 

Compliance & Customer Relations Team

 

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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 16 December 2016
Our Reference: 494037
 
Dear Mr Burnip

Apologies for the error,  we have only sent the first page of this
response,  please find attached the complete response.
 
I have not logged this as a request for an internal review, as it was an
oversight by my collegue,  if however you are still not happy with the
response,  please advise accordingly.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Gill Clowes
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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