Currently charges for customers of Adults and Health in receipt of home care, are calculated on the basis of one individual care worker providing care to them, regardless of the actual number.
The maximum assessed charge (MAC) cap that any individual is asked to pay according to a financial assessment per week is currently set at £482.
All customers of Adults and Health were invited to respond to a consultation exercise concluding in August after a period of 8 weeks.
The key decision required is in response to this consultation, in combination with financial modelling regarding these proposed changes, and their impact:
· Removal of the MAC cap
· Basing financial assessments on the full cost of providing homecare services where one or more carers are required and assessing chargeable contribution against this.
There are a variety of options regarding implementation, with respective variances impacting output. To give a high level overview of the financial impact of these changes:
· £1.4m 2:1
· £1.8m MAC cap removal
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/11/2021
Decision due: 15 Dec 2021 by Executive Board
Lead director: Director of Adults and Health
Department: Adult and Health
Contact: John Crowther, Chief Officer - Resources 0113 37 88714 Email: email@example.com.
The Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults was consulted on 9th November 2021
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults