Prices Paid For Homecare Services

Monday, 27 August 2018
Reference
2018060627000216
Category
Request Date
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Response Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Question

We ask the council to provide the prices it pays to independent and voluntary sector homecare providers for the provision of regulated social care services delivered to people aged 65 years or above in their own home, during a seven day period which includes Monday, 23rd  April 2018 (the “Reference Period”).  

 
Figures requested in items ‘a’ to ‘c’, below, should be expressed in pounds and pence per hour, as follows:
a. The lowest rate per hour paid to any individual homecare provider during the Reference Period;
b. The highest rate per hour paid to any individual homecare provider during the Reference Period;
c. The average (“arithmetic mean”) price per hour paid to all homecare providers for all hours of homecare services purchased during the Reference Period;
d. The total hours of homecare purchased from all homecare providers during the Reference Period;
e. The council’s total spend on homecare services purchased from all homecare providers during the Reference Period;
f. In relation to contracts held with independent and voluntary sector homecare providers:
i. Whether the council has imposed any requirement that providers pay their workers an hourly rate above the prevailing National Minimum Wage (including the National Living Wage), such as the “Scottish Living Wage”; 
ii. The maximum rate specified, if the answer to question f.i. (above) applies.

Answer

Please see the information requested attached.