Fairer Contributions Policy - What are your views?


We are asking residents of South Gloucestershire for their views on changes to the way that social care users contribute to the support they receive.

The proposed Fairer Contributions Policy follows the introduction of personal care budgets, which give users of non-residential social care - such as day care and care in the home - greater control over their care and who delivers it.

As part of the changes, we needs to revise the way that it calculates the costs of services covered by personal budgets, and how much users should contribute towards them.

At a time of reduced resources but increasing demand for services, the proposals aim to ensure that the council can continue to provide social services for those who need them, by ensuring that everyone who is able to contribute to their personal budget does so.

The Fairer Contribution Policy is part of a national policy initiative that aims to use social services funding more effectively while also sharing it more fairly among service users.

 The Fairer Contributions Policy consultation begins on 4th November with questionnaires sent to social service users throughout South Gloucestershire, and an online version also available to complete on the our website.

To complete the online questionnaire, please click here.

We want to hear your views. The deadline for replies is Friday 27th January 2012.  

After the consultation has ended on Friday 27th January 2012, the council will consider your responses and make a decision on behalf of South Gloucestershire residents. 

If you would like to leave any comments on our 24hour Consultation Answer Machine, please call 01454 86 2356 or you can email us at: CCHengagement@southglos.gov.uk

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    4 Nov 2011 at 12:00
  • Closed
    27 Jan 2012 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    01 Apr 2012



Consultation Topic
  • Customer service and satisfaction
  • Democracy and participation
  • Equalities issues
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
  • Spending and budget
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
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Citizens panel
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • E-panel
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Faith groups
  • Gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • General public
  • Gypsies & travellers
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Internet users
  • Non-users of services
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Scrutiny commissions / panels
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details
If you have any questions, please contact
Andrew Birch

South Gloucestershire Council
Community Care and Housing Department
Planning and Partnership Team
St Lukes Close
Emersons Way
Emersons Green
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AL

Tel:    01454 86 2356
Fax:   01454 86 5940
E mail: CCHengagement@southglos.gov.uk