Under the FOI act, please provide a response to the following questions with regards to the councils spend on social care agency staff.
1. Total spend on agency staff in 16/17
2. Total spend on social care agency staff in 16/17
3. Please provide a breakdown of all the agency/contractors used to supply social care agency staff in 16/17. Providing the associated spend for each provider. If possible, please provide the list ranked by cost (highest spend to lowest spend)
Please see the information requested below.
Total spend on agency staff 2016/17 - £80k
Total spend on Social Care agency staff - £47k – This was on social work/management posts, not care workers.
The £47k was all with the same contractor – Seven Resourcing
Note: The council also employees relief/temporary staff to cover absences/staff leave etc. but these individuals are recruited directly and are not employed through an agency.