Council extends deadline for adult social care charging policy consultation

Following feedback from service users Cornwall Council has extended the deadline for the adult social care charging policy to give everyone more time to come forward with their views and help shape this key policy for the future.

The draft policy sets out the Council’s approach to financial assessments and charging for both residential and non-residential care services, including respite care.

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The new deadline for comments on the charging policy is Monday 23 April at 5pm.

Rob Rotchell, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, said: “With a growing number of adults relying on some form of social care in Cornwall, and increasing demands on the adult social care budget, we want to develop a fair and transparent system of charging and ensure that both the Council and our residents get the best value for money for care provided.

We know that people who use adult social care services and their families felt strongly that they did not have enough time to respond to the proposed changes in this policy. We want to put that right.

Following the extension to the deadline we want as many people as possible who have an interest in adult social care to come forward and have their say.

Once this extended consultation period has ended, all the comments will be carefully considered and the final proposals put forward to Members who will make the final decision.

Copies of the policy document, further information and links to the consultation survey can be found on our adult social care charging policy page. 

Story posted 15 March 2018