Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

Processes within the commissioning team:
1. Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential adult with learning disabilities care providers?
2. Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential care providers?
3. If so, how many providers are currently on this list?
4. Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?
5. Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new organisations in the council’s procurement?
6. How can a private residential care home provider approach the council when wishing to introduce their service?
7. Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals, rates, and commissioning?
8. Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the council?
Current services in place:
9. How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the council operate?
10. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes that you operate?
11. How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private residential care providers?
12. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a care home you operate?
13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount based on their needs?
14. What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?
15. What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a placed from their home?
16. Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities?
17. When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a contract for a set period of time?
18. How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?
19. Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term placements for adults with learning disabilities?
20. What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a private care home?
21. Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an adult's with learning disabilities needs?
22. Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?
23. Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted within the council?
24 What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service provision in?
25. What other services in the council refer adults with learning disabilities to homes?
26. How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short stay placements on average?

Yours faithfully,

Everton Wynter

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/16029 - Adults with learning disabilities

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Request for Information - 2017/16029 - Adults with learning disabilities

 

I refer to your request for information received on 04/12/2017. Please see
the information below in response to your request: -

Processes within the commissioning team:

1.    Can you explain your commissioning process for private residential
adult with learning disabilities care providers?

Via formal tender advertised within the Official Journal of the European
Union

2.    Do you operate an approved provider’s list of private residential
care providers?

No

3.    If so, how many providers are currently on this list?

N/A

4.    Is the list closed, and if yes for how long?

N/A

5.    Do you operate competitive tendering when introducing new
organisations in the council’s procurement?

Yes

6.    How can a private residential care home provider approach the
council when wishing to introduce their service?

By expressing an interest in a formally advertised contracting opportunity

7.    Who should be approached within the council to discuss referrals,
rates, and commissioning?

Head of LD and Mental Health

8.    Once a service is established how is this service promoted in the
council?

The Operations and Brokerage Team keep information about services

 

Current services in place:

9.    How many Adults with learning difficulties care homes does the
council operate?

None

10.  How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed in care homes
that you operate?

None

11.  How many Adults with learning difficulties are placed with private
residential care providers?

276 Residential, 13 Nursing in all commissioned services

12.  What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a care home you operate?

N/A

13. What is the average weekly cost of placing an adult with learning
disabilities in a private care home including lowest and highest amount
 based on their needs?

Average - £1,387 p/wk

Lowest - £416 p/wk

Highest - £5,934 p/wk

14.  What is the average size of the care homes you place adults with
learning disabilities in (i.e. how many adults can they accommodate)?

The Council does not hold this information

15.  What is the average distance adults with learning disabilities are a
placed from their home?

The Council does not hold this information

16.  Do you make more referrals to short stay residential placements or
long-term residential placements for adults with learning disabilities

Long-term care home placements

17.  When an adult with learning disabilities is referred do we have a
contract for a set period of time?

Yes

18.  How much do you charge private care homes per adult with learning
disabilities for emergency referrals (maximum and minimum prices) and how
much notice is the home given before an adult is placed?

The Council does not hold this information

19.  Is there more of a need for more short-term placements or long-term
placements for adults with learning disabilities?

Short term for enablement services

20.  What is the process for local authorities when making a referral to a
private care home?

Via the brokerage team

21.  Do local authorities negotiate or have set rate or prices based on an
adult's with learning disabilities needs?

Placement rates are negotiated

22.  Do rates vary depending on need/ behavioural problems?

Yes but are matched on assessment of assessed eligible needs

23.  Once established as a provider how will the organisation be promoted
within the council?

See response to Q8 above

      24. What are the areas that local authorities feel need more service
provision in?

      Enablement and socially inclusive services for people with complex
needs

25.  What other services in the council refer adults with learning
disabilities to homes?

None

26.  How long do adults with learning disabilities stay in emergency short
stay placements on average?

One month

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