Hammersmith: Leonard Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults

Doug Paulley made this Freedom of Information request to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care funders such as yourself to do so.

I wonder if you could please tell me:

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents had which fees.

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of 65.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Please could you indicate successful receipt of my FoI request?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 752865
 
 
Dear Mr. Paulley 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 30 January
2015.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their
carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care
funders such as yourself to do so.

I wonder if you could please tell me:

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the
Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by
them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for
residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of
anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to
supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual
fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents
had which fees.

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential
care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of
65.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 27 February 2015 - this is 20 working
days from the date of receipt.
 
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.
 
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).
 
 
If you are registered for self-service via the Council My Account portal,
you can track the progress of your request online:  [1]Track case progress
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 

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Dyer Sharon, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley,

Thank you for your message.

An acknowledgement was sent to you today - please see details below for your ease of reference.

Yours sincerely,
Sharon.

Sharon Dyer
Corporate Executive Assistant
h&f InTouch Complaints / Councillor & MP Enquiries Team
Ext: 4056
h&f InTouch, Executive Services

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Dear Mr. Paulley,

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 30 January 2015. Your request has been summarised as follows:

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care funders such as yourself to do so.

I wonder if you could please tell me:

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents had which fees.

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of 65.

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we aim to send a response by 27 February 2015 - this is 20 working days from the date of receipt.

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.

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).

If you are registered for self-service via the Council My Account portal, you can track the progress of your request online: Track case progress

Yours sincerely

h&f InTouch team

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Dear Dyer Sharon,

I wonder if you could please check the status of my request for information, and advise me as to a potential timescale for response? Responses should be sent "promptly" and in any case within 20 working days, so at the latest by 27 February 2015 but I haven't received it as yet.

I do appreciate the pressures on service providers, particularly during these times of enforced national stringency, but I would appreciate some idea as to when the information may be provided.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Hammersmith: Leonard Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults'.

You haven't responded to my request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

James Filus, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Our reference:  752865
 
Dear Mr. Paulley
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 30 January 2015.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
James Filus
H&F In Touch Manager
 
 
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Dear James Filus,

Please continue with the internal review.

I don't know what information you have provided but it isn't what I asked. I asked for how much Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) charges you for residential care for people aged under the age of 65 with physical impairments, and how much other providers charge you for residential care for people under the age of 65 with physical impairments.

The response you gave in each case seems to refer to "LD services" (Learning Difficulty Services?) and is therefore not the information I requested.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Anthea Ferguson, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Internal Review Request
Our reference: 752865
 
 
Dear Mr. Paulley
 
Thank you for your request for an internal review, received 09 March 2015.
We are sorry that you are dissatisfied with H&F’s attempts to handle your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Information Commissioner’s Office allows a time-limit of 20-40 working
days to investigate and provide a full response.  We plan to complete this
task within 20 working days and therefore calculate that a full response
will be provided to you by 07 April 2015.

If we need to extend the deadline to the full 40 working days, we will
contact you to inform you of this extension.

Yours sincerely,

Anthea Ferguson
Senior Information Management Officer

 

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Information Management Team/Finance & Corporate Services

Smartspace, 3rd Floor

Hammersmith Town Hall

King Street

London W6 9JU

[1]www.lbhf.gov.uk

 

Chief Information Officer – Finance & Corporate Services: Ed Garcez

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Ciara Shimidzu, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 752865
 
 
Dear Mr. Paulley
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 9 March 2015. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Please find a full response to your request attached.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Ciara Shimidzu on behalf of Anthea Ferguson
Senior Information Management Officer

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