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Adult Social Care Fee Uplifts - 2019/20

Meeting: 03/12/2018 - Cabinet (Item 14)

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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).