Decision - Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy 2023-24

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Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy 2023-24

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care & Public Health Sub-Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


to approve the ASC charging policy for the coming year


NB: Following discussion and debate the following Labour Group amendment was agreed:


RESOLVED - Recommendations as amended:


2.1      That Committee agrees 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.


2.2      That Committee agrees to a 10% increase (rounded) on the following maximum charges from 10th April 2023 (when state benefits increase):


2.3      That Committee agrees that the changes to in-house residential care charges take effect from 13 February 2023, thus providing 1 month’s notice.



Maximum Charges



Means Tested Charges


Proposed Maximum

In-house home care/support

£28 per hour

£31 per hour

In–house day care

£42 per day

£46 per day

In-House Residential Care

£133 per night (£931 per week)

£146 per night (£1022 per week)

Fixed Rate Charges



Fixed Rate Transport

£4.30 return

£4.70 return


2.4      That Committee agrees to an increase for miscellaneous fees at 10% as follows:

                                                                        2022-23                             2023-24


Deferred Payment set up fee (see 2.13)

£561 single charge

£617 one off


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

£296 single charge


£325 one off



Ongoing fee for contracting for non-

residential care for self- funders

£92 per year


£101 per year


2.5      That Committee agrees to increase Carelink Service fees by 10%, subject to a report to P&R on 9 February, as follows:


2022-23                             2023-24


Standard Carelink Plus

£20.30 per month


Enhanced Carelink Service

£24.30 per month


Exclusive Mobile Phone

£26.30 per month



2.6      That Committee agrees to continue with the existing policy not to charge carers for any direct provision of support to carers.

Report author: Angie Emerson

Publication date: 10/01/2023

Date of decision: 10/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 10/01/2023 - Adult Social Care & Public Health Sub-Committee

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