Decision details

Social Care Funding Reforms - The Market Sustainability & Fair Price for Care Fund

Reference: D55779

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Brief Description

As part of the Social Care Funding Reforms, DHSC is making available the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund over a 3-year period.  The fund is aimed at supporting the financial sustainability of older persons’ care homes and domiciliary care (home care) providers, as informed by the outcome of two cost of care exercises currently being undertaken with those providers.

Impact On Wards

This affects independent sector care home and home care providers operating across all wards of the city.

Financial and procurement implications

The first tranche of the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund is anticipated to be received in October 2022 and amounts to £2.235m for Leeds.  A  minimum of 75% of the fund expected to be allocated to the independent sector providers.

Partnership working

The A&H Directorate has engaged ARCC and C. Co to work with and support the providers in their cost of care submissions.  Leeds Care Association has also been an active partner in this programme.




The Director of Adults and Health has approved the proposal to distribute £1.676m of the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund for 2022/23 to 65+ residential dementia, nursing, and nursing dementia care homes in Leeds, backdated to April 2022.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

On-going consultation with older people’s care home providers and home care providers.


Older People’s Care Home Providers.


Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Chidlren’s Social Care and Health Partnerships.

Contact: Caroline Baria, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning 0113 3789914 Email:

Publication date: 04/11/2022

Date of decision: 14/11/2022

Effective from: 22/11/2022

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