Kingston upon Thames: Leonard Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults

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Dear Kingston upon Thames 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

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Your request has been processed under the job number CAS-569400 and a
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Act, I estimate the due date to be 27th February 2015.

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​​Richard Stone-Johnston

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Royal Borough of Kingston

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Dear Freedom of Information,

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.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr. Paulley,

I am sorry for the delay. I have chased this with our Adult Social Care
team and I expect a response to be forthcoming soon.

On behalf of Kingston Council, please accept my apology for the delay.

Regards

Richard

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you;

Have you any idea as to timescales as to when you will be able to provide a reply please?

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr. Paulley,

I am very sorry for the continued delay. I have asked for an update from
Karen Fenwick (Adult Social Care) to be conveyed to you as a priority.

Kind Regards

Richard

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr. Paulley,

Please accept my apology for the delayed response. Please see below the
answers to your FOI:
 
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.

RBK do not have any placements with LCD so this question is not
applicable. 

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.

As above.

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.

As we do not have any placements with LCD, I am unable to benchmark
against other services. 

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available
from the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire, SK9 5AF

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You can make future requests for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 on our website using the following link:

 

[2]http://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200278/f...

Kind Regards,

​​Richard Stone-Johnston

Performance & Quality Co-ordinator

Royal Borough of Kingston

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Kingston upon Thames: Leonard
Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults

Dear Kingston upon Thames 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

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