Decision details

Changes to the Council's Fairer Contributions Policy

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director (Adults and Health)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks approval for the following changes to the Council’s Fairer Contributions Policy:

1)    Raising the maximum charge rate for home care services from £13.84 per hour to the lowest hourly rate the Council pays to its strategic home care providers (currently £15.28 per hour). This will start on 3 April 2017 and be reviewed annually.

2)    Raising the maximum charge for day care to reflect the actual amounts the Council pays to its day care providers for an individual’s day care. This will start on 3 April 2017 and be reviewed annually.

3)    Including the full amount of higher rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance and higher rate of Attendance Allowance as income when determining how much someone can afford to contribute towards the cost of their care. This would start on 3 April 2017.

4)    Treating Personal Independence Payments daily living component (standard and enhanced rate) in full as income. This would start on 3 April 2017.

Aligning the Council’s guaranteed minimum income within our Fairer Contributions Policy to the Department of Health’s guaranteed minimum income or the current level as set out in the Fairer Contributions Policy (2016/17) whichever is the highest.

Publication date: 28/02/2017

Date of decision: 28/02/2017

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