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Our Commissioning and Procurement team gets lots of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for the same information. 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), and enablement and support services (adults).

Before you submit an FOI request, please check this page first to see if the information you want is already available.

Home care

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Contract in place Framework agreement
Start date 6 November 2017
End date 5 November 2025
Number of providers

On the framework are:

  • four business partners (1st tier)
  • a framework list of spot providers (2nd tier)

Since November 2021, there is also an approved list of providers that can support the framework if required (3rd tier)

Allocation process

All work in the first instance is offered to the four business partners.

If they are unable to undertake the package then this is offered to the framework list of spot providers.

If they are unable to undertake then this is then offered to the approved list of providers.

Names of business partners (providers) Careline Homecare
Comfort Call
Dale Care Ltd.
The Human Support Group
Allocation of hours Spot basis (no guaranteed hours)
Business partners (1st tier) current hourly rates £20 per hour
Business partners historic hourly rates

2022/2023 - £18.22
2021/2022 - £16.95
2020/2021 - £16.46
2019/2020 - £15.63
November 2017 to April 2019 - £15
2016/2017 - £12.71
2015/2016 - £11.63
2014/2015 - £11.52
2013/2014 - £11.41
2012/2013 - £11.08
2011/2012 - £11.15
2010/2011 - £11.15
2009/2010 - £10.83

Framework spot providers (2nd tier) current hourly rates

Range from £19.20 to £20.89

Approved list of providers (3rd tier) current hourly rates

Range from £17.56 to £23.57

Independent foster care

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Contract in place Tyne Tees Independent Fostering Framework Agreement
Start date 1 July 2022
End date (current) 31 March 2025
End date (maximum possible with extensions) 31 March 2028
Number of providers

Standard support: 22

Extra support: 22

Enhanced support: 18

Parent and baby / child: 19

Parent and baby / child assessment: 9

Staying put: 20

Names of providers

Standard support and extra support:

  • Acorn House (Fostering Services) Ltd
  • Action for Children
  • Active Care Solutions
  • Banya Family Placement Agency Limited
  • Barnardo's
  • Beta North Limited, t/a Evolve Fostering
  • Changing Futures Fostering limited
  • Children's Family Trust
  • Compass Fostering North Ltd
  • Five Rivers Child Care Limited
  • Foster Care Associates Limited
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Phoenix Community Care Limited
  • Reach Out Care
  • St Cuthbert's Care
  • SWIIS International Ltd
  • Team Fostering
  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)
  • The Fostering Company North East Limited
  • Unity Foster Care Ltd
  • UK Fostering

Enhanced support

  • Action for Children
  • Active Care Solutions
  • Banya Family Placement Agency Limited
  • Barnardo's
  • Children's Family Trust
  • Compass Fostering North Limited
  • Five Rivers Child Care Limited
  • Foster Care Associates Limited
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Phoenix Community Care Limited
  • Reach Out Care
  • St Cuthbert's Care
  • SWIIS International Ltd
  • Team Fostering
  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)
  • The Fostering Company North East Limited
  • Unity Foster Care Ltd
  • UK Fostering

Parent and child / baby:

  • Acorn House (Fostering Services) Limited
  • Action for Children
  • Active Care Solutions
  • Banya Family Placement Agency Limited
  • Children's Family Trust
  • Compass Fostering North Limited
  • Five Rivers Child Care Limited
  • Foster Care Associates Limited
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Phoenix Community Care Limited
  • Reach Out Care
  • St Cuthbert's Care
  • SWIIS International Ltd
  • Team Fostering
  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)
  • The Fostering Company North East Limited
  • Unity Foster Care Ltd
  • UK Fostering

Parent and child / baby assessment:

  • Active Care Solutions
  • Five Rivers Child Care Limited
  • Foster Care Associates Limited
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Phoenix Community Care Limited
  • Reach Out Care
  • The Fostering Company North East Limited
  • Unity Foster Care Ltd

Staying put:

  • Action for Children
  • Active Care Solutions
  • Banya Family Placement Agency Limited
  • Barnardos
  • Beta North Limited, t/a Evolve Fostering
  • Children's Family Trust
  • Compass Fostering North Limited
  • Five Rivers Child Care Limited
  • Foster Care Associates Limited
  • Foster Care Solutions
  • Fostering People Ltd
  • Phoenix Community Care Limited
  • Reach Out Care
  • St Cuthbert's Care
  • SWIIS International Ltd
  • Team Fostering
  • The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)
  • The Fostering Company North East Limited
  • Unity Foster Care Ltd
  • UK Fostering
Weekly fee range

Each provider sets their own fees. Below you can see the range of fees charged per week, or you can view the full list of fees charged for independent foster care (XLSX).

Standard

  • 0 to 4 = £748 - £860
  • 5 to 10 = £729 - £923
  • 11 to 15 = £729 - £951
  • 16 to 18 = £760 - £1008

Extra

  • 0 to 4 = £771 - £1306.25
  • 5 to 10 = £791 - £1384.50
  • 11 to 15 = £791 - £1426.50
  • 16 to 18 = £854 - £1512

Enhanced

  • 0 to 4 = £938 £1569.06
  • 5 to 10 = £1019.15 - £1668.16
  • 11 to 15 = £1021 - £1668.16
  • 16 to 18 = £1021 - £1668.16

Parent and child placement

  • £1250 - £1800

Parent and child assessment placement

  • £1562 - £2800

Staying put

  • £350 - £760
Annual spend

2016/17 - £5,548,393

2017/18 - £5,385,386

Independent residential care (adults)

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April 2024

Standard care needs: £786.84

Enhanced care needs: £842.99

Funded Nursing Care element: £235.88

April 2023

£752.23

Funded Nursing Care element: £219.71

April 2022

1 Star: £637.08
2 Star: £648.42
3 Star: £659.76
4 Star: £671.09
5 Star: £683.56

Funded nursing care element: £209.19

April 2021

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

Funded nursing care element: £187.60

April 2020

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

Funded nursing care element: £183.92

April 2019

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

Nursing element: £165.56 (from April 2019)

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

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 2017

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

Nursing element: £155.05 (from April 2017)

April 2016

Grade 1: £465
Grade 2: £475
Grade 3: £485
Grade 4: £495
Grade 5: £505

Nursing element: £156.25 (from April 2016)

October 2014 – October 2015

Grade 1: £436
Grade 2: £446
Grade 3: £456
Grade 4: £466
Grade 5: £476

Nursing element: £117.00 (from April 2015)

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)

Enablement and support services (adults)

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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 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

1 June 2020 to 31 March 2021

Ranges from:

£18.94 to £20.15

£17.38 to £18.49

£16.17 to £17.20

£15.70 to £16.70