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Alex Hansen made this Freedom of Information request to Somerset County Council

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Dear Somerset County Council,

All questions below are related to the support of people with disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and/or acquired brain injuries - adults only. Furthermore, all questions relate to provision of domiciliary and residential care without nursing.

The questions do not relate to situations where a person's health/abilities has decreased and additional funding is needed for increased support. Rather, the questions relate to the general hourly rate paid by the Local Authority, to a provider for the delivery of support and care.

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 4 years as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 2 years as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

Has the Council agreed to increase the rate to any provider during the last 1 year as a consequence of the provider initiating a negotiation? If yes, how many providers did you agree to increase their fee? What is the maximum fee increase you agreed to? What is the minimum fee increase you agreed to?

If the Council has, at any point, agreed to increase their paid rates, what are the main reasons the Council may be willing to do this? I.e. How do you make the decision to agree to increase the rate versus maintain the rate even though it is financially unviable for a provider.

I very much appreciate the Council shedding light on this.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hansen

Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council Information Request Team
Information request
Our reference: 4960897

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Dear  Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information about  Support for those with
disabilities,LD's,autism or brain injuries  which we received on 10 May
2019 .

We are currently dealing with your request under the  Freedom of
Information Act 2000  and we aim to send our response to you on or before
10 June 2019 .
 
Please note that we are experiencing a high level of requests at the
moment, and there may be a delay in responding to your request. We will
aim to keep you informed should this be the case.

The  Freedom of Information Act 2000  may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested.  If this is the case we
will carry out an assessment and will inform you of any  exemptions  that
apply.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If this happens, we will send you a
fees notice detailing a summary of the proposed cost, and terms of
payment, which would need to be paid before we are able to proceed.

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss your request
please contact me quoting your reference detailed at the top of this
email.
 
Yours faithfully

Tracey Crabb
Information Request Officer
 
 

Somerset County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 4960897

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Dear  Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on  10 May 2019 .
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully

Tracey Crabb
Information Request Officer
 
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