Freedom of Information Report into hourly rates for care and support (June 2012)

This report analyses the data gathered as a result of a Freedom of Information request to Scotland’s 32 local authorities in November 2011. The report reveals the complexity of the market for care and support overall; the differing ways that local authorities appear to define and record their rates for non-residential care; that some hourly rates for care are worryingly low and unlikely to cover all the costs involved in providing quality services; and, following the Audit Scotland report on social care commissioning published on 1st March, the CCPS report also appears to bear out long-standing concerns that competitive tendering for social care is still dominated by considerations of cost over quality.

File: FOImainreportCCPS2 (4) [1 MB - PDF]