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Our Commissioning and Procurement team gets many Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for the same information. So to make things easier, this page lists some of the most common FOI requests we get: home care; independent foster care; independent residential care (adults); enablement and support services (adults).

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Home care

Contract in place Framework agreement
Start date 6 November 2017
End date 5 November 2025
Number of providers Five business partners and accredited list of spot providers should business partners be unable to take a package of care.
Names of providers Careline Homecare
Comfort Call
Dale Care LTD
GreenSquareAccord
Meridian Health and Social Care
Allocation of hours Spot basis (no guaranteed hours)
Current hourly rates £16.95 per hour
Average hourly rates

2009/2010 - £10.83
2010/2011 - £11.15
2011/2012 - £11.15
2012/2013 - £11.08
2013/2014 - £11.41
2014/2015 - £11.52
2015/2016 - £11.63
2016/2017 - £12.71
November 2017 to April 2019 - £15
2019/2020 - £15.63
2020/2021 - £16.46

Independent foster care

This information to be updated.

Contract in place Tees Valley Independent Fostering Framework Agreement
Start date 11 January 2018
End date (current) 31 March 2019
End date (maximum possible with extensions) 31 March 2022
Number of providers

Lot 1 - mainstream placements: 18

Lot 2 - parent and child: 1

Lot 3 - children with disabilities: 1

Lot 4 - children with SEMH Issues: 1

Lot 5 - children at risk of sexual exploitation or harmful sexualised behaviour: 1

Names of providers

Lot 1:

  • Action For Children
  • Barnardo's
  • Beta North Ltd T/A Beta Care Services
  • Compass Fostering North Ltd
  • Cornerstone North East Fostering and Adoption Services
  • Foster Care Associates
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Foster Cares Ltd
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Fostering Solutions Ltd
  • Futures for Children
  • Reach Out Care
  • Fostering North East (part of St Cuthbert's Care)
  • SWIIS International Ltd
  • Team Fostering
  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)
  • The Children's Family Trust
  • The National Fostering Agency Ltd

Lot 2:

  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)

Lot 3:

  • Barnardo’s

Lot 4:

  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)

Lot 5:

  • Fostering People Ltd
Allocation of packages

Lot 1:

Mini competition or direct award. The reasoning behind the decision should be written down and recorded.

Lots 2-5:

Direct award to provider where a placement match is provided. If there is no direct placement match received then a mini competition via Lot 1 should be undertaken.

In the event that no provider can offer a placement match then the councils can approach suppliers that are not on this framework.

Fee levels

Weekly prices are capped at the following rates:

Lot 1:

  • 0 to 4 = £700
  • 5 to 10 = £730
  • 11 to 15 = £780
  • 16 to 18 = £800
  • 18+ (SP) = £340

Lot 2:

  • £1200

Lot 3:

  • 0 to 4 = £790
  • 5 to 10 = £820
  • 11 to 15 = £870
  • 16 to 18 = £890

Lot 4:

  • 0 to 4 = £750
  • 5 to 10 = £805
  • 11 to 15 = £880
  • 16 to 18 = £900

Lot 5:

  • 0 to 4 = £750
  • 5 to 10 = £805
  • 11 to 15 = £880
  • 16 to 18 = £900
Annual spend

2016/17 - £5,548,393

2017/18 - £5,385,386

Independent residential care (adults)

October 2013 – October 2014

Grade 1 - £431.46
Grade 2 - £441.66
Grade 3 - £451.86
Grade 4 - £462.06
Grade 5 - £471.66

Nursing element = £115.89 (from April 2014)

October 2014 – October 2015

Grade 1 - £436.00
Grade 2 - £446.00
Grade 3 - £456.00
Grade 4 - £466.00
Grade 5 - £476.00

Nursing element = £117.00 (from April 2015)

April 2016

Grade 1 - £465.00
Grade 2 - £475.00
Grade 3 - £485.00
Grade 4 - £495.00
Grade 5 - £505.00

Nursing element = £156.25 (from April 2016)

April 2017

Grade 1 - £479
Grade 2 - £489
Grade 3 - £500
Grade 4 - £510
Grade 5 - £520

Nursing element = £155.05 (from April 2017)

April 2018

Grade 1 - £494
Grade 2 - £503
Grade 3 - £515
Grade 4 - £525
Grade 5 - £535

Nursing element = £158.16 (from April 2018)

April 2019

Grade 1 - £540
Grade 2 - £550
Grade 3 - £560
Grade 4 - £570
Grade 5 - £580

Nursing element = £165.56 (from April 2019)

Free nursing care element has been reviewed and changed to £180.30 for 2019/2020.

April 2020

Grade 1 - £562
Grade 2 - £572
Grade 3 - £582
Grade 4 - £592
Grade 5 - £603

Free nursing care element = £183.92

April 2021

Grade 1 - £584.48
Grade 2 - £594.88
Grade 3 - £605.28
Grade 4 - £615.68
Grade 5 - £627.12

Free nursing care element = £187.60

Enablement and support services (adults)

These services help people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, or physical disabilities to live independently in their own homes or in supported accommodation.

Contract in place Focussed care and support framework
Start date 1 June 2020
End date 31 May 2024
End date (latest possible end date after extensions) 31 May 2028

Number of providers

Lot 1 - learning disabilities - 15 providers

Lot 2 - physical disabilities - 10 providers

Lot 3 - mental health - 12 providers

Lot 1 - learning disabilities
  • 1st Enable
  • Affinity Trust
  • Avalon
  • Community Integrated Care
  • Creative Support
  • Dale Care
  • Dimensions
  • Home Group
  • Northern Life (UBU)
  • Royal Mencap
  • Sanctuary
  • St Anne's
  • United Response
  • Voyage
  • Walsingham
Lot 2 - physical disabilities
  • Avalon
  • Care Matters
  • Community Integrated Care
  • Creative Support
  • Dale Care
  • Helping Hands Community Care
  • Sanctuary
  • St Anne's
  • Voyage
  • Walsingham
Lot 3 - mental health
  • Avalon
  • Care Matters
  • CIC
  • Creative Support
  • Dale Care
  • Helping Hands Community Care
  • Home Group
  • Northern Life (UBU)
  • Sanctuary
  • St Anne's
  • Voyage
  • Walsingham

Hourly rate:

1 June 2020 to 31 March 2021

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Ranges from:

£15.70 to £16.70

£16.17 to £17.20

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