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Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

We are a provider of high quality accommodation and support for semi-independent living for Care Leavers 16+ based in Merseyside and have a few questions:

1) Who specifically can we contact to gain access to the portal/tender?
2) Once all mandatory documents have been uploaded and verified on your portal, how long is it before a new provider starts getting referrals?
3) Can you advise on the councils required property standards for up to 3 different tenants/occupants 16+?
4) Does the Local authority/ Childrens Trust carry out an inspection of the property before placements commence?
5) How many young people 16+ have been placed with private providers in the local authority since beginning of 2019?
5) Do you hold provider meetings? If so how can one arrange to attend one of these?
7) How often does the local authority/childrens' trust make payments to providers for services provided?
8) What is the average weekly payment amount to semi independent living providers for 16+?
9) Please supply list of standard policies & procedures the Local authority/Childrens' Trust expect from providers?
10) Apart from the placements portal, is there any other way of getting care leaver placements?

Thanks in advance,

Lewis Jones

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Jones,

I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded to the relevant department for action.

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Your contact is Graham Donelan.

Regards

Information Governance
Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
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Dear Mr Jones,

I am writing to respond to your recent request for information. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The response to your request is attached.

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Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer
Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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