Paying the Living Wage to adult care workers in the private sector

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Inverclyde Council

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Dear Inverclyde Council,

The Scottish Government and COSLA made a joint agreement to ensure that adult care workers were paid the Living Wage, even if they work in the private sector.

https://news.gov.scot/news/living-wage-f...

1. Please list all the care providers, in all sectors, that the council currently purchases adult care services from.

2. Additionally, please could you supply me with any information held by the council that confirms the minimum rate of pay provided to care workers by each adult care supplier paid by the council.

3. Where a care provider which is receiving payment from the council is not currently paying its workers the Living Wage please supply me with copies of all relevant correspondence between the provider and the council that references this issue.

4. Lastly please provide me with copies of any correspondence between the council and the Scottish Government or COSLA that relates to the implementation of the Living Wage pledge.

This may include extracts of tender documentation, tender documentation assessment notes, meeting records, emails or other reports or surveys undertaken and produced by council staff.

I would like to receive any response to this FOI in electronic form, to this email address.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Lindsay Carrick, Inverclyde Council

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Lindsay Carrick

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Inverclyde Council
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Neil Duffy, Inverclyde Council

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I refer to your email dated 29 May 2017 seeking information on the Living Wage paid to adult care workers in the private sector, in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In response to your questions, I would confirm:

1. Please list all the care providers, in all sectors, that the council currently purchases adult care services from.

SEE ATTACHED

2. Additionally, please could you supply me with any information held by the council that confirms the minimum rate of pay provided to care workers by each adult care supplier paid by the council.

SEE ATTACHED

3. Where a care provider which is receiving payment from the council is not currently paying its workers the Living Wage please supply me with copies of all relevant correspondence between the provider and the council that references this issue.

All providers with whom the council is currently contracting with in relation to Adult Care Services has agreed to pay the Scottish Living Wage Rate of £8.25.

4. Lastly please provide me with copies of any correspondence between the council and the Scottish Government or COSLA that relates to the implementation of the Living Wage pledge.

Currently collating information in relation to number 4 and will forward any relevant information unless otherwise exempt in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

I also attach a copy of the Council's review procedure should you not be satisfied with this response.

Regards,
Neil

Neil Duffy
Paralegal, Committee Officer & Clerk to AST
Legal & Property Services
Inverclyde Council
Municipal Buildings
Clyde Square
Greenock
Inverclyde
PA15 1LX

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