From:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David Slark <David.Slark@merton.gov.uk>

Sent:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 26 April 2021 16:39

To:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Louis Holmes

Subject:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Freedom of Information Request F15353

 

Dear Ms Holmes

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request. We have now considered your request  to all the questions in your email below and are in a position to respond

 

You asked:

 

 

 

2020/21

  1. Please confirm where you have published online, your Local Authority 2020/21 Over 65 Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and Residential Dementia Fee Rates. Please provide a link to where this communication was published, and a copy of any media sent to Providers evidencing this decision (link).

Our response:

We did not have agreed standard local authority rates for these category of beds. Fees are negotiated with providers on an individual basis.  Inflation increase requests from providers were considered on receipt of a written request from providers along with provider submitted evidence of inflation related cost pressures.

 

2021/22

  1. Please confirm whether you have decided your 2021/22 Over 65 Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and Residential Dementia Fee Rates. (yes/no).

Our response:

We do not have agreed standard local authority rates for these category of beds. Fees are negotiated with providers on an individual basis.  Inflation increase requests are being considered on receipt of a written request from providers along with provider submitted evidence of inflation related cost pressures.

 

If yes:

    1. When was the decision made (date)? Please provide a link to the dated document confirming this decision (link)
    2. From what date is the 2021/22 fee rate to be applied (date)
    3. Where are the rates published currently online for Providers? Please provide a link and a copy of any media sent to Providers evidencing this decision (link)
    4. How were, or are Providers consulted on this decision (free text)?

If no:

    1. When will the decision be made (date)?
    2. What is the process and timeline remaining for this unmade decision (free text)? Please provide a link to any documents outlining the current process with provisional or draft proposals being considered (link)
    3. How are Providers to be consulted on the decision (free text)?
    4. Where will the decision be published online for Providers? Please provide a link (link)
    5. From what date is the 2021/22 fee rate to be applied (date)
    6. Are there any circumstances which will result in a fee uplift not being provided (free text)?  Please provide a link to where this is explained for Providers (link)

 

  1. For rates which are above the Base Fee Rates published, please confirm:

 

    1. What percentage uplift or mechanism was applied to each fee or care type for 2020/21 (percentage/free text)
    2. What percentage uplift or mechanism is to be applied to each fee or care type for 2021/22 (percentage/free text)

Our response:

 

Please see our response to question 1 & 2 above.

  1. Please provide details of the provider representative association/s that you engaged with on all matters relating to over 65ís care homes:
    1. Association/s name/entity (free text)
    2. Name of the primary contact (name)
    3. Email address (email address)
    4. Postal address (postal address)
    5. Contact number (telephone number)

Our response: Not applicable

 

  1. Can you please confirm which Local Authority/Authorities your response is on behalf of (free text).

Our response: London Borough of Merton.

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, please contact the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail foi@merton.gov.uk.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

 

Website: www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

 

David Slark
Contracts and Market Management Manager
Adult Social Services
Community and Housing
London Borough of Merton
Tel: 020 8545 3043
Fax: 020 8545 4131
www.merton.gov.uk

 


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