Adult Social Care charging policy review for Extracare Housing

This consultation has now closed and the consultation report is now available on request from

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.

Drop-in Surgeries

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

                             & 4.30-6.30pm

Tues 23 Feb        10am-12 noon     Badminton Gardens, Downend           Hanover and Housing Care 

                             & 4.30-6.30pm 

Weds 24 Feb       10am-12 noon     Falcon Court, Kingswood           Housing and Care 21/Mears Care

                             & 4.30-6.30pm

Tues 1 March      10am-12 noon      Springfields, Filton                            Knightstone HA/Agincare

                             & 4.30-6.30pm

Weds 2 March      10am-12 noon     Nutfield House, Filton                 Merlin Housing Society/Agincare

                             & 4.30-6.30pm


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:

Completing the survey: online or print off the paper version


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.


  • Opened
    3 Feb 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    30 Mar 2016 at 23:59



Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Housing issues
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
  • Spending and budget
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Older people
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

Martin Dear