How do we fund adult social care fairly?

Closed 4 Sep 2015

Opened 16 Jun 2015

Feedback expected 24 Sep 2015


Britain’s population is getting older and councils are finding that more people need help with their care.

People are currently asked to contribute towards the cost of their care. How much someone contributes depends on how much money they have available after taking into account the amount needed to have a good quality of life.

There have been changes to adult social care following the government’s introduction of the Care Act which affects how councils assess needs and provide care and support. We need to ensure there is sufficient funding available to pay for this otherwise the quality of support could suffer and that would not be acceptable.

So, we are proposing some changes to how we charge for adult care and we want to hear what you think.

What happens next

Thank you for reading our proposals and for providing your feedback. Your views will be made anonymous and summarised. This information will be presented by the adult social care team for consideration at a council cabinet meeting. Councillors will then make their decisions regarding the Fairer Contributions Policy.

The report to cabinet will be available on the council’s website after 24 September and this can also be obtained via local libraries or your one-stop shop.


  • Public Consultation Event

    From 25 Aug 2015 at 15:00 to 25 Aug 2015 at 17:00

    A chance for service users & members of the public affected by the proposals to discuss them with council staff. Please visit this website for more information and to book your place:


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