Kensington and Chelsea and Leonard Cheshire Disability's correspondence on the Living Wage

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Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

You recently kindly provided me with useful information about the fees you pay to Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) and to other providers for social care, and what representations (if any) LCD has made to your council to increase fees paid by yourselves to LCD in order to enable LCD to pay its carers the Living Wage.

Luton council has indicated that since I made the above Freedom of Information Request to yourselves, they have received correspondence from LCD opening up discussion on the fees paid to LCD to enable LCD to pay the living wage. Further, LCD have informed my father that they "have in fact recently written to all local authorities who commission our services about our desire to pay the living wage."

I wonder if you could please inform me as to whether you have indeed received such correspondence from LCD. Further, could you please provide me with a copy of the correspondence (or, to be technically correct under the FOI Act, could you provide me with the information contained in the correspondence, preferably in the form of a copy of the actual correspondence.)

Thank you very much

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr. Paulley

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2015-0666

 

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May 2015. For your information and future communications your request has
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Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Protection Assistant

Information Governance Team

Information Systems Division (ISD)

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

Web: [1]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

 

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr. Paulley

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2015-0666

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which we received on 28 May 2015, for information held by the Council. You
requested:

 

You recently kindly provided me with useful information about the fees you
pay to Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) and to other providers for social
care, and what representations (if any) LCD has made to your council to
increase fees paid by yourselves to LCD in order to enable LCD to pay its
carers the Living Wage.

 

Luton council has indicated that since I made the above Freedom of
Information Request to yourselves, they have received correspondence from
LCD opening up discussion on the fees paid to LCD to enable LCD to pay the
living wage. Further, LCD have informed my father that they "have in fact
recently written to all local authorities who commission our services
about our desire to pay the living wage."

 

I wonder if you could please inform me as to whether you have indeed
received such correspondence from LCD. Further, could you please provide
me with a copy of the correspondence (or, to be technically correct under
the FOI Act, could you provide me with the information contained in the
correspondence, preferably in the form of a copy of the actual
correspondence.)

 

We received correspondence from Leonard Cheshire but there was no
reference to the Living Wage.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Protection Assistant

Information Governance Team

Information Systems Division (ISD)

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

Web: [2]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

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