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Bedford Citizens Housing Association (BCHA)

Address:

Bedford Charter House, 1A Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PU

Tel:

01234 321400

Email:

enquiries@bchal.org

Website:

www.bchal.org/

Enquiries to:

Housing Officer, Housing Dept

 

Services provided:

  • Direct Payment Support Services 1
  • Direct Payment Support Services 2
  • Payroll Services
  • Support Planning and Brokerage
  • Community Inclusion

 

Direct Payment Support Services 1– Employment support starting from scratch

Package cost to recruit one PA

£500

Package cost to recruit each additional PA

£500

DBS check

£42

Employer Liability Insurance

£99

Travelling expenses

42p per mile

Additional costs and notes

Advertisements estimate cost £250 - £500

Monthly fee £50 - includes

  • process all payrolls
  • pay PAYE/NI
  • send RTI to HRMC on time
  • pay other expenditure from holding account and send monthly statements to clients

 

Annual Renewal Fee £100- includes

  • a visit to clients and their PA
  • Review of PA contract and review of employment

 

Cost per hour for additional work outside normal hours - £20

 

Direct Payment Support Services 2– Employment support (no advertising or interviews required)

Package cost to recruit one PA

Nil

Package cost to recruit each additional PA

Nil

Set up fee

£250

Cost of CRB if not included

£42

Employer Liability Insurance

£99

Travelling expenses

42p per mile

Additional costs and notes

Monthly fee £50 - includes

  • process all payrolls
  • pay PAYE/NI
  • send RTI to HRMC on time
  • pay other expenditure from holding account and send monthly statements to clients

 

Annual Renewal Fee £100- includes

  • a visit to clients and their PA
  • Review of PA contract and review of employment

 

Cost per hour for additional work outside normal hours - £20

 

 

Payroll

Payroll support  per employee

£10 per month plus VAT

Additional costs and notes

Fees charged to Council

  • Set up fee £100
  • DBS check £42
  • Cost per hour for additional work outside normal hours £20

 

Annual renewal fee £50 includes

  • visit to client and their PA
  • Review of PA contract and review of employment

 

Mileage 42p per mile 

 

Support planning and brokerage

Service description

BCHA is a not for profit Bedford based organisation with over 50 years experience of providing housing, care and spport to older Bedford residents.  We are confident we can match your needs to the services available at a price you can afford.  We specialise in providing housing, care and support for older people only.

 

Following your enquiry, we will arrange an initial free one hour consultation with you in your own home to explain our services and how we can help you.  We will provide you with a written costed proposal to meet your requirements for you to discuss with friends and/or family before you commit to our services.

 

We specialise in services for older people and our advice covers such things as:

  • Helping to set up care packages
  • Advising on whether or not to employ someone direct to provide care
  • Advice on respite care for you or your partner
  • Aids and adaptations – anything from a grab rail to a shower
  • Benefits you may be eligible for
  • Applying for a personal budget

 

Support planning costs

£20.00 per hour after the first free hour (inc VAT) plus 45p per mile

Brokerage costs

£15.00 per hour (inc VAT) plus 45p per mile

Hours available:

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Outside these hours by prior arrangement

 

Community inclusion

Service description

We recognise that most older people want to stay in their own home but may be lonely.  We can help you identify local opportunities to enrich your life and how to access your chosen opportunities.

Basic hourly rate

Week days

Nights

Weekends

Council & Direct Payment rate

£15.00 per hour

N/A

N/A

Private rate

£15.00 per hour

N/A

N/A

 

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