This consultation is now closed - thank you for your feedback.
We have changed the way we deliver adult social care services.
Residents eligible for social care now receive a personal budget to pay for the services they receive. In most cases, residents have to pay a financial contribution towards their personal budget. This might include paying the full cost of the service, or a contribution towards the cost or it may include paying nothing at all. Contributions are based upon a person’s financial assessment of their income, savings and expenditure.
As we finalise the roll out of personal budgets to include all residents who receive care services, we must now update the way we work out people’s contributions to ensure they are fair and in line with government guidance. We will also tell you what the full cost of services are so that you can decide if they represent good value to you and whether you wish to purchase these services using your personal budget.
In November 2012 we consulted with residents and interested stakeholders to make sure that the contribution amount we are proposing is fair and will not leave anyone in financial difficulty or hardship.
Those residents we think may be affected by the proposals received a copy of this consultation by post.
Who will be affected?
The proposals we want to consult you on may affect adults over the age of 18 using day centres, council run transport to day centres, the meals on wheels service and domiciliary care (personal care and support at home, sometimes referred to as home care).
It will not affect residents requesting an assessment of their needs or those living in residential or nursing homes. Neither will it affect people receiving short-term help to improve their independence and confidence (reablement services), respite care or equipment and minor adaptations.
The consultation ran for eight weeks, from 15 October to 9 December 2012.
Once we have gathered your views on these proposals we will compile a report which will include a summary of your responses. This report will be sent for consideration by Cabinet in April 2013.