Kirklees and Leonard Cheshire Disability's correspondence on the Living Wage

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

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

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley

ID: 10916 - Leonard Cheshire Disability's correspondence on the Living Wage

I confirm receipt of your information request and that I am looking into this.

I will respond to you in due course.

Regards

Information Access Team
Legal, Governance & Monitoring
Email: [email address]
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley,

 

Further to your recent request for information relating to the above,
which has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked :

 

‘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.’

 

Please find the Council’s response below :

 

We have not received any request from Leonard Cheshire Disability about
their desire to pay the living wage to their carers.

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
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Civic Centre I, PO Box 1274, Huddersfield HD1 2WZ.  Alternatively, you can
send an email to: [1][email address] . 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Team

Legal & Governance

Email: [2][email address]

Telephone: 01484 221000

 

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