Decision details

Adult Social Care Fee Uplifts - 2017/18

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Lancashire County Council supports approximately 25,000 adults in community and residential based settings at an annual cost of approximately £300 million per year. 


This report sets out the County Council's proposed fee uplifts for adult social care providers for 2017/18.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.



County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved, with effect from 3 April 2017, the following uplifts:


  1. Residential & nursing care (all client groups) – 4.17%
  2. Homecare (all client groups) – 4.37%, increasing the approved rates for homecare services to £13.30 per hour / £7.14 per half hour.
  3. Supported Living – 4.52% for waking hours and 5.39% for sleep in hours, increasing the approved rates for supported living to £13.98 and £9.03 respectively. 
  4. Extra Care – 4.37%
  5. Direct Payments (including direct payments for respite) – No increase.  If a person is no longer able to meet their needs within the current budget they should contact the County Council for a review of their needs.
  6. Carers – 4.17%
  7. Shared Lives – 4.17%
  8. Day Care – 4.17%
  9. Rolling Respite & Provider Brokerage – uplift in line with the relevant service (e.g. homecare / residential care).


Date of decision: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

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