Hourly rate

Alex Hansen made this Freedom of Information request to Cumbria County Council

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Dear Cumbria County Council,

All questions below are related to the support of people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and residential care without nursing.

The questions do not relate to situations where a person's health/abilities has decreased and additional funding is needed for increased support. Rather, the questions relate to the general hourly rate paid by the Local Authority, to a provider for the delivery of support and care.

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 4 years as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 2 years as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 1 year as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

If the Council has, at any point, agreed to increase their paid rates, what are the main reasons the Council may be willing to do this? I.e. How do you make the decision to agree to increase the rate versus maintain the rate even though it is financially unviable for a provider.

I very much appreciate the Council shedding light on this.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hansen

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr Hansen

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

REFERENCE: IG 01645

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding support for people
with disabilities, which was received on 9 May.

 

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