Payment To External Support Planning Companies By Wirral DASS

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please provide the following details which are specifically related to Personal Budgets and the "personalisation" process within Wirral Council's Department Of Social Services (DASS)

• How much money in total has been paid to external support planners/ support planning companies by DASS during the last 24 months

• Which companies have been used and what was the cost of original contracts?

• Please provide details of any tendering exercise for these contracts including the date when this took place

• Pleas also provide information given to service users and their careers, specifically with regard to private support planners/companies and how the department ensured they had a right to choose who completed support plans.

Yours faithfully,

Heston O Riley

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Hello Heston O Riley

 

Thank you for your request below, Wirral council can supply the following
information which I have included alongside your requests.

 

 

     Please provide the following details which are specifically related

     to Personal Budgets and the "personalisation" process within Wirral

     Council's Department Of Social Services (DASS)

    

     • How much money in total has been paid to external support

     planners/ support planning companies by DASS during the last 24

     months. £67,825.95

    

     • Which companies have been used and what was the cost of original

     contracts? Self Direction Ltd and Independent Peoples Disability
Forum

    

     • Please provide details of any tendering exercise for these

     contracts including the date when this took place. Tendering for
contracts was conducted in line WBC procurement process via The Chest.
These were conducted in April 2011 and October 2011

The Council has details of its Contracts which have been let on The Chest
please see detail below:-

[1]https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procont...

 

If you are interested in doing business with the Council please see detail
at the link below

  [2]http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/bus...

 

 

    

     • Pleas also provide information given to service users and their

     careers, specifically with regard to private support

     planners/companies and how the department ensured they had a right

     to choose who completed support plans. All people who require a
support plan, their carers and families are consulted as part of the
statutory assessment and are given robust advice and support on which to
base any decisions required in relation to care and support planning. All
external providers have the opportunity to be included on the Wirral Well
information hub and all people are directed to the hub for a variety of
information, advice and support.  

    

I hope that you find this information useful.

Kind regards

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

FOI Co-ordinator

Information Management

 

CH41 6BU

 

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