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

The request was successful.

Dear West Lothian 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

Customer Service, West Lothian Council

Thank you for emailing Customer Service; We will endeavour to respond to
your enquiry within 24 hours.

 

Regards

Customer Service

This message, together with any attachments, is sent subject to the
following statements:

1. It is sent in confidence for the addressee only. It may
contain legally privileged information. The contents are
not to be disclosed to anyone other than the addressee.
Unauthorised recipients are requested to preserve this
confidentiality and to advise the sender immediately.
2. It does not constitute a representation which is legally
binding on the Council or which is capable of constituting
a contract and may not be founded upon in any proceedings
following hereon unless specifically indicated otherwise.

http://www.westlothian.gov.uk

West Lothian Council

Dear Doug Paulley
Information Request
Reference no. 101004571405

I refer to your request for information dated 01/02/2015 .

Your request has been logged and transferred to the appropriate Information Liaison Officer (ILO), who will provide a response to your request in most cases within 20 working days.

Should the ILO require further information to process your request then they will contact you directly. If you require further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

West Lothian Council

Tel: 01506 280000
Email: [email address]
www.westlothian.gov.uk
DATA LABEL: PRIVATE/CONFIDENTIAL

Your personal information will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Council will not disclose your information to a third party or organisation but where appropriate will use your personal details to process this and any future enquiries that you may contact us about.

show quoted sections

MacDonald, Duncan, West Lothian Council

1 Attachment

Dear Doug Paulley,

 

Please see attached letter in response to your recent freedom of
information request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Duncan MacDonald

Information Officer

Social Policy Information Team

West Lothian Council

Eagle Brae

Livingston

EH54 6AG

 

Tel: 01506 775721

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

More information on council services is available at
[2]www.westlothian.gov.uk

 

Winter Ready West Lothian:  Advice for residents on preparing for severe
weather this winter is available [3]here. To stay informed, sign up for
our E-Bulletin and E-Alerts email information service [4]here.

 

This message, together with any attachments, is sent subject to the
following statements:

1. It is sent in confidence for the addressee only. It may
contain legally privileged information. The contents are
not to be disclosed to anyone other than the addressee.
Unauthorised recipients are requested to preserve this
confidentiality and to advise the sender immediately.
2. It does not constitute a representation which is legally
binding on the Council or which is capable of constituting
a contract and may not be founded upon in any proceedings
following hereon unless specifically indicated otherwise.

http://www.westlothian.gov.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/
3. http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/winter
4. http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/email

Dear MacDonald, Duncan,

Thank you for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org