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Care and Support Provider Fee Review 2019 - 2020

Meeting: 21/05/2019 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel (Item 5)

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[To approve a proposed increase in the fee levels for care and support provider services areas]

Decision:

1.       That the following proposed increase in fee levels for 2019-2020 to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage (NLW), pension contribution and where applicable increases to sustain the care market be approved:

 

Type of provision

Recommendation

Current

£

Proposed £

Domiciliary Care

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage

14.52

(hourly rate)

15.04

(hourly rate)

Home Based Respite

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage

13.80

(hourly rate)

14.32

(hourly rate)

Direct Payments Domiciliary Care Agency Rate

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee only) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage.

13.72

(hourly rate)

14.10

(hourly rate)

Direct Payments for Personal Assistants

 

Do nothing do not increase fee levels

10.76

(hourly rate)

10.76

(hourly rate

All Residential and Nursing Care Agreements for Older People

 

Uplift all agreements with a current rate of less than £433.30 to £433.30

Less than £433.30

(weekly rate)

433.30

(weekly rate)

All Residential and Nursing Care Agreements for Older People

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the NLW

More than £433.30 (weekly rate)

Current rate plus additional NLW related costs

 

Extra Care

Increase fees by 3%

N/A part of block contract

Increase to all contracts total £71,000

Supported Living

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the NLW

13.80

(hourly rate)

14.32

(hourly rate

 

2.       That any increase in fees be backdated to 1 April 2019 to reflect when the increase to NLW came into effect.

 

3.       That it be noted that engagement had been undertaken with current care and support providers as part of the fee review to listen to feedback, however due to current financial restraints the recommendations are not solely based on provider requests.

 

4.       That it be noted that work would be undertaken over the next nine months to work with providers in developing the social care market to ensure a shared approach based on high quality demand management to address the ongoing financial challenge faced by all stakeholders in Adult Social Care.

Minutes:

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE presented for approval proposed increases to the fee levels for the care and support provider service. The proposal would ensure sufficiency with the external social care provider market to meet the social care needs of residents in Wolverhampton.

 

Councillor Ian Brookfield welcomed the piece of work on the review of fees.  The proposals demonstrated the Council’s commitment to supporting the city’s elderly community.  He noted that it was not proposed to increase the fee level for Direct Payments Personal Assistants but that the recipients of the support would benefit as a result of better insurance rates that had been negotiated.  David Watts, Director of Adults elaborated on how recipients would benefit in real terms from negotiated improved insurance rates.

 

Resolved:

1.     That the following proposed increase in fee levels for 2019-2020 to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage (NLW), pension contribution and where applicable increases to sustain the care market be approved:

 

Type of provision

Recommendation

Current

£

Proposed £

Domiciliary Care

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage

14.52

(hourly rate)

15.04

(hourly rate)

Home Based Respite

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage

13.80

(hourly rate)

14.32

(hourly rate)

Direct Payments Domiciliary Care Agency Rate

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee only) resulting from the increases to the National Living Wage.

13.72

(hourly rate)

14.10

(hourly rate)

Direct Payments for Personal Assistants

 

Do nothing do not increase fee levels

10.76

(hourly rate)

10.76

(hourly rate

All Residential and Nursing Care Agreements for Older People

 

Uplift all agreements with a current rate of less than £433.30 to £433.30

Less than £433.30

(weekly rate)

433.30

(weekly rate)

All Residential and Nursing Care Agreements for Older People

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the NLW

More than £433.30 (weekly rate)

Current rate plus additional NLW related costs

 

Extra Care

Increase fees by 3%

N/A part of block contract

Increase to all contracts total £71,000

Supported Living

Increase fee levels to meet the additional costs (employee and employer) resulting from the increases to the NLW

13.80

(hourly rate)

14.32

(hourly rate

 

2.     That any increase in fees be backdated to 1 April 2019 to reflect when the increase to NLW came into effect.

 

3.     That it be noted that engagement had been undertaken with current care and support providers as part of the fee review to listen to feedback, however due to current financial restraints the recommendations are not solely based on provider requests.

 

4.     That it be noted that work would be undertaken over the next nine months to work with providers in developing the social care market to ensure a shared approach based on high quality demand management to address the ongoing financial challenge faced by all  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5


 


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