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The Commissioning and Procurement team receives repeated Freedom of Information requests for the same information. For ease of reference, and in order to offer more transparency to the public, this page contains a range of information that we have been asked to provide over the last 12 months. Before submitting an FOI request, please ensure the information you're looking for isn't available below.


Domiciliary care

Contract in place Framework agreement
Start date 5 November 2012
End date 4 November 2017
Number of providers 4
Names of providers Nestor Primecare (T/A Allied Homecare)
Careline Homecare
Comfort Call
Direct Health
Allocation of hours Spot basis (no guaranteed hours)
Current hourly rates Ranges from £12.12 to £12.32 per hour
Average hourly rates 2009/10 - £10.83
2010/11 - £11.15
2011/12 - £11.15
2012/13 - £11.08
2013/14 - £11.41
2014/15 - £11.52
2015/16 - £11.63

Independent foster care

Contract in place Tees Valley Independent Fostering Framework Agreement
Start date 11 January 2014
End date 10 January 2018
Number of providers 17
Names of providers

Tier 1
Acorn House
Barnardo’s
Beta Care Services
Children Family Trust
Fostering Outcomes
Fostering People

Tier 2
Cares Group (Foster Cares)
Core Assets
Foster Care Solutions
Fostering Solutions
Futures for Children
National Fostering Association
Reach Out Care
St. Cuthbert’s (Fostering North East)
SWIIS
TACT
Team Fostering

Allocation of packages Tier 1 providers are contacted first and if a place isn’t available, Tier 2 providers are contacted.
Average weekly fees 0-4 - £689.02
5-10 - £723.55
11-15 - £764.70
16-18 - £780.06
18+ (SP) - £335.70
Remand - £1,120.63
Parent & Child - £1,177.15
Annual spend for independent foster care 2013/14 – £5,483,848
2014/15 – £4,924,066
2015/16 – £5,170,670

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)

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