Semi Independent Accommodation Framework

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Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please could you answer the following questions in regards to Semi Independent Accommodation for Looked After Children aged 16 plus.

1.1. Do you use a framework for your providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for Looked After Children (LAC) aged 16 plus?
1.2. If the answer to Question 1.1 is yes, please let me know the name of the framework that you use.
1.3. Please let me know the date that it will be renewed.
1.4. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this framework?

2.1. If you don't use a Framework, do you instead have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) of providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for LAC aged 16 plus?
2.2. If the answer to Question 2.1 is yes, please let me know the date that this PSL will be renewed.
2.3. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this PSL?

3. Who is the person within the council who would be in charge of the Framework or PSL of providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for LAC aged 16 plus?

Yours faithfully,

Olly Knowles

hackney@infreemation.co.uk, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Olly Knowles

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Freedom of Information request - Semi Independent Accommodation Framework

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Dear [email address],

Good Morning,
Is there any update on my FOI request please?

Yours sincerely,

Olly Knowles