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Freedom of Information Request

Older persons fees

Received: 15 May 2020

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding spending and contracts for older person's social services (aged 65 and over). Please provide answers in the attached Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
1. Does the Local Authority operate a usual cost of care for older person's social services? By usual cost of care, we mean set weekly fee rates that the Local Authority pays to care providers for older people's residential, residential EMI, nursing, and nursing EMI care.
2. If the answer to question 1 is 'yes', does the Local Authority have a banding system for fee rates? By 'banding system' we mean different levels of fees according to a council's own criteria i.e. quality grades.
3. If the answer to question 2 is 'no', please provide the Local Authority's own set weekly fee rates for 2020/21 for:
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI
4. If the answer to question 2 is 'yes', please provide the Local Authority's own weekly set fees associated with each band/grade for 2020/21 for:
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI
5. Please provide the highest, lowest, average (mean) and median actual weekly fees paid to older person's care providers in 2020/21
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI

For clarification, EMI stands for Elderly Mentally Infirm
If figures for 2020/21 are not available please provide budgeted or predicted figures

Outcome / Documents

  • FOI Response ref6298088 - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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