Sheffield: Leonard Cheshire, the Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults

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Dear Sheffield City Council,

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care funders such as yourself to do so.

I wonder if you could please tell me:

1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.

2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents had which fees.

3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of 65.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1428
 
Dear Doug Paulley
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating Leonard
Cheshire the Living Wage and care costs, which we received on 30/01/2015.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 26/02/2015.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact me on 0114
2734567.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
FOI Support Team
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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From: Doug Paulley [[2]mailto:[FOI #251429 email]]
Sent: 30 January 2015 14:35
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Sheffield: Leonard Cheshire, the
Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults
 
 
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their
carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care
funders such as yourself to do so.
 
I wonder if you could please tell me:
 
1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the
Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by
them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.
 
2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for
residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of
anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to
supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual
fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents
had which fees.
 
3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential
care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of
65.
 
Thank you
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Doug Paulley
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Doug Paulley
 
Re: Freedom of Information Request – Reference FOI / 1428
 
Thank you for your recent request for information regarding Leonard
Cheshire the Living Wage and care costs, which we received on 30/01/2015.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the
Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by
them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.
 
Leonard Cheshire wrote to the Council on 16th December 2014 requesting an
above inflation uplift in their fees however the letter made no specific
reference to the Living Wage.
 
2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for
residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of
anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to
supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual
fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents
had which fees.
 
Total weekly feeds paid to LCD in Sheffield are £10,007.50 attributed to
14 individuals.
 
A full breakdown is not provided as this could lead to the identification
of individuals and is therefore exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential
care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of
65.
 
Total weekly feeds paid to other providers are £136,641.51 attributed to
194 individuals.
 
As above a full breakdown is not provided as this could lead to the
identification of individuals and is therefore exempt under Section 40 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.gov.uk
 
Kind Regards,
FOI Support Team
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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From: Doug Paulley [[4]mailto:[FOI #251429 email]]
Sent: 30 January 2015 14:35
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Sheffield: Leonard Cheshire, the
Living Wage and fees for residential care for younger adults
 
 
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) claim that they would like to pay their
carers the Living Wage but that they are not paid enough by social care
funders such as yourself to do so.
 
I wonder if you could please tell me:
 
1) what representations Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have made to the
Council asking for increases in the fees paid for social care provided by
them, in order to pay their carers the Living Wage.
 
2) Some idea as to the fees currently being paid by the Council to LCD for
residential care, per resident per week. A range of fees or a set of
anonymised figures of the fees perhaps. Other councils have opted to
supply statistical median and range as they were concerned that individual
fees could make it possible for people to have a guess at which residents
had which fees.
 
3) Equivalent information for fees paid to other providers for residential
care in care homes for people with physical impairments under the age of
65.
 
Thank you
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Doug Paulley
 
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

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