Adult Social Care charging policy review for Extracare Housing
This consultation has now closed and the consultation report is now available on request from email@example.com
The decision on the proposals is scheduled to take place at the Adults, Housing & Public Health Committee on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at ???? am/pm. (To be updated).
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Follow this link to see the agenda for this meeting including any committee reports and supporting papers: (to be updated).
South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on proposed changes to how we charge for Extracare Housing services. Please see the Consultation Paper for full details. A draft, Initial Equalities Impact Assessment is also available as part of the documents for this consultation.
What is Extracare Housing?
Extracare Housing is housing designed with the needs of frailer, older people in mind and offers different levels of care and support available on site. It is also known as very sheltered housing, assisted living, or simply as 'housing with care'.
It can come in many types of housing including blocks of flats, bungalow estates and retirement villages. It is a popular choice among older people because it can sometimes provide an alternative to a care home where support is needed to live independently but where nursing care is not required.
All local authorities are facing intense financial pressures and are looking at ways to make sure that every pound of funding is spent wisely and effectively.
The provisional budget to be considered by Council on 17 February 2016 sets out the Council Savings Programme (CSP) with the aim of delivering an additional £35.3m of savings by 2019/20.
Within this the Children, Adults and Health Department has a provisional savings target of £11.5m by 2019/20. The Extracare Housing component of the adult social care charging review has a saving target of £200k.
Why we are proposing changing the current arrangement for Extracare Housing charges?
The existing method for charging uses a series of charging bands as opposed to an hourly rate, as used for services in the community. The issue with the existing banding is that there are only 3 bands and these no longer reflect the actual service provided.
This means that a proportion of service users are effectively being under-charged, due to this wide banding, and the Council has not been covering its costs in many cases.
Proposed Arrangement for Extracare Housing Charges:
We are proposing to change the banding model by increasing the number of bands from 3 to 7. By doing this both the lower and upper limits of each of the new bands are more reflective of individual’s needs and therefore they are charged more appropriately for the services they receive.
Please refer to the Consultation Paper for more detail on current and proposed charging bands.
In addition to the usual consultation approach we will be holding drop in surgeries in each of the five Extracare schemes named below. These are solely for residents of those schemes and their families or advocates:
Date Time Extracare Scheme Provider
Thurs 18 Feb 10am-12 noon Cambrian Green Court, Yate Housing and Care 21
Tues 23 Feb 10am-12 noon Badminton Gardens, Downend Hanover and Housing Care
Weds 24 Feb 10am-12 noon Falcon Court, Kingswood Housing and Care 21/Mears Care
Tues 1 March 10am-12 noon Springfields, Filton Knightstone HA/Agincare
Weds 2 March 10am-12 noon Nutfield House, Filton Merlin Housing Society/Agincare
Find out more and have your say
We welcome comments on the proposals outlined in this consultation document between 3 February and 30 March 2016.
You can find out more and tell us your views by:
Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EETT, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Extracare Housing Consultation, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR
Phone: CAH Business Support: 01454 868970
This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.
3 Feb 2016 at 00:00
30 Mar 2016 at 23:59
Extracare Housing - charging policy review consultation paper
A paper providing details of the proposals to change the way extracare housing services are charged for.
Draft Initial Equality Impact Assessment and Analysis
An initial assessment of equalities impacts in relation to the proposals regarding the adult care charging policy for Extracare Housing
Survey - the paper copy
A copy to download and print-off
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