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

The request was successful.

Dear Monmouthshire 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 Monmouthshire Council,

Please could you indicate successful receipt of my FoI request?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Trigg, Mike J., Monmouthshire Council

Dear Mr Paulley,

 

Your request has been received and is being processed.

 

Regards,

 

 

Mike Trigg

Data Protection and FoI Officer

 

Telephone:        01633 644744

Mobile:                07799 133017

 

[1][email address]

 

 

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Trigg, Mike J., Monmouthshire Council

Dear Mr Paulley,

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The
information you requested is as follows:

 

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.

 

We received a request from LCD for an increase in fees for the financial
year 2015/16.  This did not, however, include reference to 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.

 

Range                   £849.77 to £1073.24

Median                £961.51

 

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.

 

Monmouthshire County Council are part of a consortium with SEWIC. All
requests for residential care for younger people goes through this
process. The packages and prices of each placement are decided on an
individual basis dependant on the needs of the individual. The average
cost of a placement through this process is £850 per week 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request
for information, you can request a review by writing to the Council's
Chief Executive, Paul Matthews, at PO Box 106, Caldicot, NP26 9AN 

([1]mailto:[email address]). If you remain dissatisfied
with the handling of your request, you have a right to appeal to the
Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

2nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

 

Telephone: 02920 678400

Email: [2][email address]

Fax: 02920 678399

There is no charge for making an appeal. 

 

Regards,

 

Mike Trigg,
Data Protection and FoI Officer

 

Telephone:         01633 644744

Mobile:                07799 133017

[3][email address]

 

 

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Dear Trigg, Mike J.,

Thank you very much for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

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