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Dear Enfield Council,

Processes within the commissioning team:
1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential adult with learning disabilities care providers?
2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care providers?
3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?
4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?
5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations in the council’s procurement?
6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council when wishing to introduce their service?
7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals, rates, and commissioning?
8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the council?
Current services in place:
9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council operate?
10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes that you operate?
11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private residential care providers?
12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a care home you operate?
13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount based on their needs?
14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?
15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a placed from their home?
16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?
17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a contract for a set period of time?
18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?
19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term placements for adults with learning disabilities?
20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a private care home?
21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an adult's with learning disabilities needs?
22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?
23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted within the council?
24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service provision in?
25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning disabilities to homes?
26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short stay placements on average?

Yours faithfully,

Everton Wynter

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Dear Everton Wynter

 

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complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Everton Wynter,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request where you requested
information about processes within the commissioning team.

 

We will update you to the answers to the last 8 questions as soon as we
can.

 

Request

Processes within the commissioning team:

1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential
adult with learning disabilities care providers?

2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care
providers?

3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?

4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?

5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations
in the council’s procurement?

6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council
when wishing to introduce their service?

7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning?

8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council?

Current services in place:

9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council
operate?

10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate?

11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers?

12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate?

13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
based on their needs?

14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?

15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home?

16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?

17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time?

18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home

 

Response

I can confirm that the London Borough of Enfield holds this information.

 

1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential
adult with learning disabilities care providers? All placements are on a
spot purchased basis and Procurement Officers will negotiate an
appropriate weekly rate in relations to the service user’s needs.
Furthermore before procuring, officers will check the CQC registration and
also any other local authorities who have placed service users in a home,
for rates paid and any safeguarding issues.
2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care
providers? no
3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list? n/a
4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long? n/a
5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations
in the council’s procurement? No, spot purchasing arrangements for any
placements
6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council
when wishing to introduce their service? Private residential care home
providers should get in touch with the relevant Commissioner/Service
Development Manager to discuss the new service and find out if there is a
local need for a service like this to be developed.
7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning? Referrals are a matter for the LD care
management service based on an assessment of need. For rates etc, the
procurement and commissioning service
8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council? The Council has an electronic market place on to which providers
are added. Providers have responsibility for updating their own
information
Current services in place:
9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council
operate? none
10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate? none
11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers? Approximately 230
12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate? The Council does not run in house
residential provision for LD clients
13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
based on their needs? The average placement cost for new clients is £1,380
with lowest at £1,268 and highest at £1,479.
14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)? LD
registered care home information is contained on CQC website and is
publicly available
15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home? Not available but priority given to placing people
as close to home as possible but dependent on complexity of need and
availability of appropriate provision
16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?
Very few new placements per year (less than 3)
17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time? No, as long as placement continues to
meet the needs identified
18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home. We are unable to provide specific rates as all
referrals are based on the presenting needs of the service user at time of
referral.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
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submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

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Email – [1][Enfield Council request email]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Kind Regards,

 

Quinton Green

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Finance, Resources and Customer Services Department

Enfield Council

Thomas Hardy House

39 London Road

Enfield

EN2 6DS

 

 

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complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Everton Wynter,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request where you requested
information about the Commissioning Process for Care Providers.

 

Request and Response

I can confirm that the London Borough of Enfield does hold this
information.

 

1.Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential adult
with learning disabilities care providers?

All placements are on a spot purchased basis and Procurement Officers will
negotiate an appropriate weekly rate in relations to the service user’s
needs. Furthermore before procuring, officers will check the CQC
registration and also any other local authorities who have placed service
users in a home, for rates paid and any safeguarding issues.

2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care
providers?

No

3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?

n/a

4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?

n/a

5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations
in the council’s procurement?

No, spot purchasing arrangements for any residential placements

6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council
when wishing to introduce their service?

Private residential care home providers should get in touch with the
relevant Commissioner/Service Development Manager to discuss the new
service and find out if there is a local need for a service like this to
be developed.

7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning?

Referrals are a matter for the LD care management service based on an
assessment of need. For rates etc, the procurement and commissioning
service

8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council?

The Council has an electronic market place on to which providers are
added. Providers have responsibility for updating their own information
Current services in place:

9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council
operate?

None

10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate?

None

11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers?

Approximately 230

12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate?

The Council does not run in house residential provision for LD clients

13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
based on their needs?

The average placement cost for new clients is £1,380 with lowest at £1,268
and highest at £1,479.

14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?

LD registered care home information is contained on CQC website and is
publicly available

15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home?

Not available but priority given to placing people as close to home as
possible but dependent on complexity of need and availability of
appropriate provision

16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?

Very few new placements per year (less than 3)

17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time?

No, as long as placement continues to meet the needs identified

18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home.

We are unable to provide specific rates as all referrals are based on the
presenting needs of the service user at time of referral.

19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term
placements for adults with learning disabilities?

the LD service makes very few permanent placements into care. The majority
of placements are short term.

20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a
private care home?

This completely depends upon the individual needs of the service user.
Once the assessment has been completed, brokers will make contact with
appropriate providers in or out of borough to negotiate the placement.

21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an
adult's with learning disabilities needs?

No

22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?

Rates agreed will depend on individual circumstances and level of assessed
need.

23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted
within the council?

Any provider will be assessed on the quality and value for money of their
service. The Council uses a dynamic purchasing system to purchase care in
order to provide transparency around the procurement process for all spot
procurement activity.

24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service
provision in?

For LD service users the Council seeks to promote independent living where
possible and appropriate. The Council currently has sufficient capacity in
this area. The only area which may sometimes prove difficult is for those
rare cases where the level of need and challenging behaviour is extremely
high and require specialised commissioning arrangements.

25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?

All referrals for placements come from the Integrated Learning Disability
Team.

26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short
stay placements on average?

This Completely depends on individual circumstances. The Council will
always seek to minimise the amount of time a person spends in emergency
short term placements.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Email – [1][Enfield Council request email]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Kind Regards,

 

Quinton Green

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Finance, Resources and Customer Services Department

Enfield Council

Thomas Hardy House

39 London Road

Enfield

EN2 6DS

 

 

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