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Dear Westminster City 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

Adult Social Care - Integrated Care, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6028937

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C Barnard, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6028937

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Dear Melvin
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 17 August
2017.
 
Request summary
Dear Westminster City 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,
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 15 September 2017.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Westminster City Council
Knowledge & Information Management Team
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]
Web: [1]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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C Barnard, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6028937

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Dear 

‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Re. Freedom of Information Request 6028937
 
Thank you for your recent request to the Council. You asked to be provided
with the following information:
 

 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 
 

 
Response – Clarification required
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we are
not certain that we have understood all aspects of your request correctly.
 
Therefore I should be grateful if you would clarify the following
questions in your request, as shown:
 

Q2 – The estimated annual spend commissioned for Adult Social Care through
private domiciliary care providers (split into budgeted / spent if
possible)

Please confirm which financial year is this information required for.

Q10 - Changes in spending on adult elderly social care per adult between
2010 and 2016

Please clarify specifically what information you require (e.g. changes in
unit cost per adult, percentage of budget/expenditure on domiciliary and
residential care etc.).

 
 
Advice & Assistance
 
Your request will be placed on hold until you provide the clarifications
as set out in the section above, whereupon your request will be allocated
to the relevant department(s) for consideration. You will receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days (from date of
receipt of the clarification) as defined by Act.
 
For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then it cannot be
released. You will be informed if any exemptions apply.
 
There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed of the fee payable if this is the case. In this
event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and
released.
 
Advice on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available from the
Information Commissioner and I provide the contact details here for your
reference:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745
Fax: 01625 524510
[1]www.ico.gov.uk
  
Yours faithfully
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [2][Westminster City Council request email]
Web: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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Dear C Barnard,

For Q2, I am looking for the latest available information that you may have.
For Q10, I am looking for changes in total spending.

Thank you for your time!

Yours sincerely,

Melvin

Hi there

May I know if there is any update to my request? Thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Melvin

T Holden, Westminster City Council

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Information request
Our reference: 6028937

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 12 September 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with your response please send your Internal
Review request to the email address below

[1][Westminster City Council request email]

 
Yours faithfully
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [2][Westminster City Council request email]
Web: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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