Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

I would like to obtain the following information under the FOI Act regarding elderly (65+) domiciliary care in your local authority.

1. The number of weekly hours commissioned to private domiciliary care providers (split into requested by users and awarded to providers if possible)
2. The estimated annual spend commissioned for Adult Social Care through private domiciliary care providers (split into budgeted / spent if possible)
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, and the proportion of the split
4. When you anticipate retendering for elderly domiciliary care services
5. The names of the current elderly domiciliary care providers commissioned in your authority
6. A contact name, email address and contact number of the person responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority
7. The number of 65+ currently receiving a direct payment within your local authority
8. Does the council have a target to increase the number of individuals using a direct payment? If so what is this target?
9. The number of 65+ that require social care to now compared with 2010
10. Changes in spending on adult elderly social care per adult between 2010 and 2016
11. Proportion of 65+ care users who self-fund their care

Yours faithfully,

Melvin

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/15435 - Private domiciliary care provision

Thank you for your request for information received on 17/08/2017.

This will be processed in accordance with the appropriate access to
information regime.

Regards

FOI and DPA Officer
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May I know if there is any update to my request? Thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Melvin

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/15435 - Private domiciliary care provision

 

I refer to your request for information received on 17/08/2017. Please
accept our apologies for the delay. Please see the information below in
response to your request: -

 

1. The number of weekly hours commissioned to private domiciliary care
providers (split into requested by users and awarded to providers if
possible)

15,483 hours. The data cannot be split as requested

 

2. The estimated annual spend commissioned for Adult Social Care through
private domiciliary care providers (split into budgeted / spent if
possible)

£9.9 million

 

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, and the
proportion of the split

We had an abandoned tender earlier this year primarily due to not meeting
our affordability envelope, however we have gone through governance to
substantially increase funding for providers. Since then we have met with
providers and held market engagement events to inform a new tender
exercise which will go out in mid-2018. In the meantime we are essentially
using a spot provision but with contracts being issued this month and have
aligned the market to 1 set rate of £16.75 per hour irrespective of
duration of visit (half hour, full hour) or weekday or weekends for the
interim period ahead of the retender exercise.

 

4. When you anticipate retendering for elderly domiciliary care services

Autumn 2018

 

5. The names of the current elderly domiciliary care providers
commissioned in your authority

We have over 60 providers in WBC

 

6. A contact name, email address and contact number of the person
responsible for commissioning domiciliary care services in your authority

Di Manning – Head of Commissioning Adult Social Care

[1][email address]

020 8487 5024

 

7. The number of 65+ currently receiving a direct payment within your
local authority

758

 

8. Does the council have a target to increase the number of individuals
using a direct payment? If so what is this target?

33% of clients receiving long term services

 

9. The number of 65+ that require social care to now compared with 2010

2010 – 2386

2017 – 1630

The above figures are for community based service users excluding
residential/nursing care users

 

10. Changes in spending on adult elderly social care per adult between
2010 and 2016 11.

2010 – £92,566

2017 – £67,994

 

Committee reports:

Council Revenue budget 20-2014 (2^nd attachment)

[2]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/docu...

Council Tax Setting 2017-18 (1^st attachment)

[3]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/docu...

 

11. Proportion of 65+ care users who self-fund their care

Information not held

 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team will be able to assist
you.

 

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Room 149, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
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decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

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

 

 

Regards

 

 

Liam Cooper
FOI & DPA Officer
Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council

020 8871 8800
+ [4][email address]

[5]www.richmond.gov.uk / [6]www.wandsworth.gov.uk

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