Zero hour contracts

Terry Hallworth made this Freedom of Information request to Locala Community Partnerships CIC

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Dear Locala Community Partnerships CIC,
Under the Freedom of information act could you please provide the following information.
1 - The number of persons you employed on zero hour contracts over the last 12 months.
2 - The total number of zero hours worked over the last 12 months
3 - The average hourly rate for zero hour work.
4 - The number of staff members that work without a fixed base provided by yourselves and/or who work from home.

Please note this request is related to Locala and its subsidiary companies.

If you are unwilling to answer under the FOI Act could you please refer them to the appropriate CCG's as laid out in the NHS Standard Contract General Conditions. I would be grateful if you could let me know if this has been done.

Yours faithfully,

Terry Hallworth

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Dear Mr Hallworth,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. As I am sure you are aware the subsidiary Locala Homecare is a privately run organisation providing private social care and as such is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. I have answered your questions below with information relating to the NHS and public health contracts that Locala CIC provide.

1 - The number of persons you employed on zero hour contracts over the last 12 months.

0
2 - The total number of zero hours worked over the last 12 months

0
3 - The average hourly rate for zero hour work.

n/a
4 - The number of staff members that work without a fixed base provided by yourselves and/or who work from home.

Locala is a mobile working organisation and so any Locala Colleague has the ability to work from home/ alternative bases if they choose. Although Locala is a mobile working organisation the vast majority of Locala Colleagues have a fixed base that is available for their use if they wish. The number of staff who do not have a fixed base is 13. The 13 Locala Colleagues who do not have a fixed base are members of the Calderdale School Nursing Team which at the time of writing this is one of our newest services.

Although Locala Homecare is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, I have provided a couple of extracts from the '10 facts about Locala' document that is available on our website. The extracts reads;

'Our Homecare colleagues are offered the opportunity of a permanent part time contract after a successful probationary period – no zero hour contracts unless it’s what the colleague prefers.'

'Our Locala Homecare colleagues are paid the living wage – this includes payment for their travel time, unlike many homecare providers.'

Thank you for your request and I hope the above response answers your questions.

Kind Regards,

Joshua Lumb | Customer Liaison Team Leader | Locala Community Partnerships CIC, First Floor, Beckside Court, Batley, WF17 5PW | Customer Liaison: 03030 034529 [email address]

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