Adult Social Care Charging Policy

In support of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and in order to fully embrace the powers created by the Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014, the Council's Adult Social Care Charging Policy has been reviewed and redrafted.

The consultation on the Adult Social Care Charging Policy will remain open until 5pm on closing date to Monday 23 April 2018.

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Although Cornwall Council does not propose to charge carers, the revised policy has three areas of significant change, which are:

Current position: Historically Cornwall Council has been collecting service user contributions from the Saturday immediately following the date of the financial assessment which has resulted in a loss of income from service users

Proposed change: To collect service user contributions from the date of service starting

Who is likely to be affected?

  • New people entering the system
  • Existing people who have a change in service who are currently paying the full cost for their service
  • People who have a break in service, at the point when the service is reinstated.

Impacts of proposed changes:

  • Align Cornwall Council with the Care Act provisions
  • Reduce wider subsidy of service user contributions where an individual has been assessed as being able to afford to pay contributions.

Current position: Currently Cornwall Council does not charge for respite care under the residential charging rules

Proposed change: To charge for respite care under the residential charging rules

Who is likely to be affected?

  • Anyone qualifying for respite accommodation, including those who receive a Direct Cash Payment for respite.

Impacts of proposed changes:

  • Consistent charging for any form of short stay in accordance with Care Act
  • Enable charges to be applied pro rata
  • Clarify charging structure for service users and providers.

Current position: Currently Cornwall Council only charges a small proportion of the cost of providing meals for some services

Proposed change: Full cost recovery of the cost of providing meals as this is considered a general daily living expense

Who is likely to be affected?

  • Anyone requesting meals at a day centre or at home.

Impacts of proposed changes:

  • Service users will pay the full cost of the food provided. The cost of preparing the meal, for example heating, is covered within the usual service provision
  • Reduce wider subsidy of a general daily living expense.

View the Adult Social Care Charging Policy

To let us know what you think about the Adult Social Care Charging Policy please complete the online survey below.

Complete the online survey

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on closing date to Monday 23 April 2018.

Alternatively, you can download and print a paper copy of the survey. Please return your completed survey by Monday 23 April 2018 to:

Cornwall Council Adult Social Care Policy consultations
Room 4S County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro
TR1 3AY

If you need the survey and consultation information in another format or language, for example large print or easy read, please contact us:

Email: comments@cornwall.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 1234 100
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY