Decision - Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy 2021

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Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy 2021

Decision Maker: Health & Wellbeing Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


ASC charging policy to be agreed for coming financial year


RESOLVED – (1.) To agree that the council continues with the current charging policy for care and support services which includes an individual financial assessment to determine affordability and complies with the requirements of Section 17 of the Care Act 2014. The charging policy is attached at Appendix 1.;


(2) To agree to a 2% increase on current charges or to agree to a higher increase as shown in tables of charges with effect from 12th April 2021


Maximum Charges




Means Tested Charges


 Current maximum

New Maximum

In-house home care/support


£26 per hour


In–house day care


£40 per day


In-House Residential Care


£126 per night


Fixed Rate Charges




Fixed Rate Transport


£4.10 per return


Fixed Meal Charge /Day Care


£4.90 per meal



(3) To agree an increase to Carelink charges as follows:




Standard Carelink Plus service


£19.30 per month

 £19.70 pm

Enhanced Carelink Service


£23.15 per month

 £23.60 pm

Exclusive Mobile Phone Service


£25.00 per month

 £25.50 pm


(4) To agree an increase to miscellaneous fees as follows:


                                                                                                2020-21 – 2021 – 2021-22

Deferred Payment set up fee (see 2.13)


£533 one-off


Initial fee for contracting non-residential care for self- funders


 £281 one-off


Ongoing fee for contracting for non-residential care for self- funders


£87 per year

£89 per year


(5) To continue with the existing policy not to charge carers for any direct provision of support to carers.


Report author: Angie Emerson

Publication date: 26/01/2021

Date of decision: 26/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2021 - Health & Wellbeing Board

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