Issue - meetings
Adult Social Care Fee Uplifts - 2019/20
Meeting: 03/12/2018 - Cabinet (Item 14)
Cabinet considered a report setting out the county council's proposed fee uplifts for adult social care providers for 2019/20. It was noted that the uplifts proposed in the report represented a weighted average of national living wage, pension auto-enrolment and other inflationary factors, and differed across services and fee levels due to their differing cost bases.
Resolved: That the following uplifts be approved, effective from 1 April 2019:
i. Residential and nursing care
Older Peoples approved residential care rates:
Nursing Standard 3.91%
Nursing Dementia 3.95%
Residential Standard 3.86%
Residential Higher 3.98%
Residential Dementia 4.01%
For other client groups, 4.01% and the minimum fee level for new placements increased to £567.33.
ii. Homecare (all client groups). Where care has been commissioned off-framework, an inflationary uplift of 4.53% is applied; in line with the 2018/19 cost increase associated with the Homecare Framework.
iii. Supported Living. Increase waking hour rate to £15.17 per hour and change the basis of night time payments to a fixed rate of £47.43 per night, with a top up of £11.73 for the period 1 April 2019 to 30th September 2019, to allow time for service providers to implement new staff terms and conditions.
iv. Direct Payments – 4.53%.
v. Carers – Uplift the fixed payments of £210/£315 to £220/£330 respectively.
vi. Shared Lives – 4.85 %.
vii. Day Care (Non "Older People" services) – 3.92 %.
viii. Rolling Respite and Provider Brokerage – Uplift in line with the relevant service (e.g. homecare/residential care).