We aim to provide clear guidance on the cost of assessment and ensure that our pricing policy is fair, proportionate and consistently applied for small, medium and large advocacy providers. The QPM assessment entails a desktop review of the Assessment Workbook and selected Policies and Procedures, together with a review of case files and reports. The number of case files and reports that a provider needs to prepare and submit is depended on the ‘band’ the organisation falls in. If successful at desktop review, a site visit or series of site visits are undertaken, following which a final report is prepared.
Band 1: For organisations of up to 15 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) advocates, the assessment fee is £2,165.00 plus VAT. The assessment entails the standard desktop review of an Assessment Workbook, Policies and Procedures, 5 case files and 5 reports of each type written (IMCA and, or, Care Act). Organisations of this size will have a one-day site visit.
Band 2: For organisations with 16-30 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) advocates, the assessment fee is £3,278.75 plus additional expenses and VAT. The assessment entails the standard desktop review of an Assessment Workbook, Policies and Procedures, 10 case files and 10 reports of each type written (IMCA and or Care Act). Organisations of this size will have a two-day site visit.
Band 3: Organisations with more than 31 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) advocates will have bespoke assessments designed and costed, with the aspiration of interviewing a minimum 1/3 of advocates under each manager.
We will confirm the cost of your organisation’s QPM assessment following review of your Pre- Assessment Questionnaire. We will confirm the cost and invoicing arrangements in your organisation’s Working Agreement.
If you would like to discuss QPM costs with a member of the team, please contact us here.