Freedom of information response

Domestic Abuse Commission

Publication date: 
Thursday 9 January 2020
Request: 

1) Please fill out this table with information about the all the domestic abuse services your local authority commissions.

What services do you commission for survivors of domestic abuse (adults and children)? Which ‘service type’ is this commissioned service (see attached doc. ‘Routes to Support definitions) When did the current contract for this commissioned service start, and what is its duration?  (Month/Year) When will this commissioned service be re-tendered? (Month/Year) What is the total monetary value of the contract for this commissioned service? Which organisation currently holds this contract?
e.g. Michela House - a refuge for women fleeing abuse e.g. Accommodation based: refuge e.g. contract started in September 2018, with a three year term e.g. tender process will start  July 2022, new contract will start September 2022 e.g. £600,542 over 3 years e.g. Dean Valley Women’s Aid
           
           

2) Looking at your total current commissioned spend on domestic abuse provision, it is currently higher or lower or the same as when you last commissioned domestic abuse provision, and if higher or lower, by how much?

e.g. higher by £80,000 over three years

3) Does your local authority fund any domestic abuse services outside of a commissioning process? If so, please list them here: 

What non-commissioned services do you fund for survivors of domestic abuse (adults and children)? Funding amount (per financial year) How do you fund this service? Which organisation receives this funding?
e.g. A children’s worker for the Michela House refuge e.g. £30,000 per year e.g. A grant from X department e.g. Dean Valley Women’s Aid
       
       
       
       
Response: 

1) Please fill out this table with information about the all the domestic abuse services your local authority commissions.

What services do you commission for survivors of domestic abuse (adults and children)? Which ‘service type’ is this commissioned service (see attached doc. ‘Routes to Support definitions) When did the current contract for this commissioned service start, and what is its duration?  (Month/Year) When will this commissioned service be re-tendered? (Month/Year) What is the total monetary value of the contract for this commissioned service? Which organisation currently holds this contract?
Women’s Refuge 15 Accommodation units 31st January 2019/ Four years April 2022 £545,248.00 Changing Pathways (Formerly Thurrock Women’s Aid
Domestic Abuse Support Service (for female and male victims)
  • 121 support programme by referral
  • drop-in service (universal)

Support for children living at the refuge

01/01/2018 – 3 years plus option to extend 2 further years April 2022 if extension utilised £86,003.00 Changing Pathways (Formerly Thurrock Women’s Aid)

2) Looking at your total current commissioned spend on domestic abuse provision, it is currently higher or lower or the same as when you last commissioned domestic abuse provision, and if higher or lower, by how much?

Women’s Refuse 10% higher

Support Service 25% higher at the last tender date (2017)

3) Does your local authority fund any domestic abuse services outside of a commissioning process? If so, please list them here: 

What non-commissioned services do you fund for survivors of domestic abuse (adults and children)? Funding amount (per financial year) How do you fund this service? Which organisation receives this funding?
Housing Safeguarding Manager x1 £44,818.89 Housing Revenue Fund Thurrock Council Housing Team
Domestic Abuse Officer x1 £40, 396.76 Housing Revenue Fund Thurrock Council Housing Team
Floating Support officers x2 £55,865.11 Grant from Thurrock Adult Social Care Thurrock Council Housing Team
Sanctuary Scheme £50,000 Housing Revenue Fund Thurrock Council Housing Team
Domestic Abuse Interventions Manager (Childrens Services) x 1 £51,343 Internal staff budgets (Childrens Services) Thurrock Council Childrens Services
Violence against women and girls coordinator x 1 £35,500 Internal budgets Community Safety Partnership (CSP)
Annual Contribution from CSP to the countywide IDVA contract £17, 000 Internal budgets PFCC/Essex County council

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Request reference:
FOI 9633