Decision details

Interim Increase in Care Home Fees

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To ask for permission to make interim increase in Care Home fees in advance of the Council's 2023-24 fee setting exercise. This additional funding will be met from the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Grant received by the Council.


That the Cabinet Member approves the distribution of the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund to care homes as an interim fee increase of 2.2% from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.     



Reasons for the decision:

The funds have to be allocated in line with prescribed Grant conditions or the funds have to be retuned to Department of Health and Social Care at a time when there is anxiety in the health and social care system about sustainability of the Care Home market.


Alternative options considered:

There are no alternatives available to the Council as the grant funding must be allocated as per the Grant Conditions.


Publication date: 30/11/2022

Date of decision: 30/11/2022

Effective from: 08/12/2022

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