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

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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Doug Paulley

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1501105. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 30/01/2015 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  As required by
the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request promptly, but no
later than 20 working days after receipt.

 

As stated in the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance
11 Time for Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the
Council received the request. This has been calculated to be 27/02/2015. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

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the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

From: Doug Paulley [mailto:[FOI #251230 email]]
Sent: 30 January 2015 12:37
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - North Tyneside: Leonard
Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults
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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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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Dear Doug Paulley

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1501105. 

 

Your request for information under the above legislation has now been
considered. Please see response attached.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of this response may be published in
our Disclosure Log where appropriate.

 

This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6th July 2009
onwards. The Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

I trust that this information answers your request, but if you have any
further requests please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. Please contact the Information Governance
Team no later than 40 working days after the date of this letter, after
which time we will consider the matter closed.

 

Law and Governance

North Tyneside Council

Quadrant

The Silverlink North

Cobalt Business Park

North Tyneside

NE27 0BY

 

e-mail [2][North Tyneside Council request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[3]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

Regards

Geoff Snary
Law and Governance
North Tyneside Council
Quadrant
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Tel: 0191 643 2333
Fax: 0191 643 2451

 

From: Eilidh.Cook
Sent: 30 January 2015 14:35
To: Doug Paulley
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1501105.

 

Dear Doug Paulley

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1501105. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 30/01/2015 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  As required by
the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request promptly, but no
later than 20 working days after receipt.

 

As stated in the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance
11 Time for Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the
Council received the request. This has been calculated to be 27/02/2015. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[4]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

From: Doug Paulley [[5]mailto:[FOI #251230 email]]
Sent: 30 January 2015 12:37
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - North Tyneside: Leonard
Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults
[Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
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Is [7][North Tyneside Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council? If
so, please contact us using this form:
[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[9]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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