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Adult Social Care Fee Uplifts - 2020/21

Lancashire County Council supports approximately 35,000 carers and adults in community and residential based settings, at an annual net cost of approximately £341 million per year.


This report sets out the county council's proposed fee uplifts for adult social care providers for 2020/21. However, it should be noted that the county council is currently using structural reserve funding and faces continued financial pressures.  Notwithstanding these pressures, the county council continues to increase fees to support Lancashire providers.


The uplifts proposed in this report are a weighted average of national living wage, pension auto-enrolment and other inflationary factors, and are subtly different across services and fee levels due to their differing cost bases.


In response to a successful legal challenge by Mencap in relation to payments for sleep-in services for adults with learning disabilities, changes to night support rates were published in June 2019 and do not form part of this report.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,600,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 6 Feb 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Services

Contact: John Sleightholme Email:


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