There are £2.276M monies available from LCC to manage requests from providers to uplift the prices to individual contracts. The impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) means that the costs of support for some individuals will increase due to this single measure. It is important to note that this does not include any potential increase in costs attributed to an increase in the care and support needs of individuals, the increase is solely related to the increase in the National Living Wage.
The primary task of the Learning Disability Value for Money Team within Integrated Commissioning is to negotiate fee increase requests from providers and it is anticipated that any costs pressures relating to the NLW for 2019/20 will be contained within the allocated £2.276M.
The Council and the CCG are working in partnership in managing cost pressures arising from provider fee requests and the CCG will be meeting the cost of any uplift in the fees for those individuals that are fully or partly funded through Continuing Health Care. This contribution is anticipated to be approx. £900K.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/06/2019
Decision due: July 2019 by Director of Adults and Health
Lead director: Director of Adults and Health
Department: Adult and Health
Contact: Aidan Smith, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3787856 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Member for Health Wellbeing and Adults