Elderly home care information

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Dear Southwark 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 Yeo

Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 824252

Dear Melvin Yeo

Re: Your request for information: 824252

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 August
2017 in which you requested:
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

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Yours sincerely 

Veronika Prokopova
Senior Administrative Officer
[email address]

 

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David Freeman, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 824252

Dear Mr Yeo,

Re: Your request for information: 824252

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 August
2017 in which you requested:

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)

Approximately 29,200 per week. The split between requested and awarded is
not available.

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

£23.2m

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

The information that you have requested is contained within our
publication scheme and is therefore exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom
of Information Act: Information reasonably accessible to the applicant by
other means. This email acts as a refusal notice under Section 21 of the
Act.

In order to assist you with your request, this information can be found by
following this link:

Contracts register:

[1]http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200095/...

4. When you anticipate retendering for elderly domiciliary care services

There is a tendering exercise currently underway that is about to
conclude.

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

Mio Me Care

London Care (general home care)

Allied 

Extra Care

Night Owls

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

Andy Loxton

[2][email address]

0207 525 3130

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

260

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

No

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

Information not available.

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

Information not available.

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

Information not available.

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Yours sincerely,

 

David Freeman
Information Governance Officer
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