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

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Renfrewshire Council

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Dear Renfrewshire 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

FOI MAILBOX, Renfrewshire Council

Dear Ally Tibbitt

Freedom of Information Application - Acknowledgement  REF: IG170672

Thank you for your enquiry, received by the Council on 31/05/2017

I am writing to inform you that your application for information is being
dealt with under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act, 2002. Section 10(1) of the Act stipulates that enquiries must be
dealt with within twenty working days of receipt.  However, we will
endeavour to answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

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Dear Mr Tibbitt,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 Request

Information Requested

Renfrewshire Council received your request for information on 29 May 2017.
 You wrote:

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

Response: The council purchase adult care services through the council's
own framework agreements - Care at Home and Housing Support Framework
Agreement, Framework Agreement for Supported Living Services and Scotland
Excel's Framework Agreement Care Homes for Adults with Learning
Disabilities.

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.

Response: All contracted providers have confirmed that their care staff
are paid at least £8.25

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.  

Response: Please refer to above.

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.

Response: There has been no correspondence with Scottish Government or
COSLA, but it is worth noting that Renfrewshire Council is an accredited
Living Wage employer.

As the Council does not hold recorded information falling within the scope
of your request, I am providing notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the Council does not hold the
information requested and so, is unable to comply with this aspect of your
request.

I hope this information is of interest.

Review Procedure

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the Council has dealt with
your request, you are entitled to require the Council to review its
decision.  A copy of the Council’s review procedures is detailed in the
attachment below.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Bartoletti
Records Manager
Finance & Resources
Tel: 0141 618 5149
[email address]

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