To: All Older Peoples Residential Care 65+ and Domiciliary Care 18+
30 June 2022
Fair cost of care exercise
You will have seen communications in recent weeks from Councils regarding the Fair Cost of Care exercise for Care Homes, which forms an integral part of the Governments Reforms of Adult Social Care. To assist you, the Care Provider Alliance, would like to ensure that we have a full representation of small, medium, and larger sized organisations participating in the Fair Cost of Care data collection exercise, and encourage you to participate. Why?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for care providers to influence how social care services are to be funded. By submitting your data via the data collection tool, the Council will be able to submit a Cost of Care Report to DHSC reflecting the cost of care, to release additional funding from government along with a Market Sustainability Plans informing how fees will be reviewed and inflated from 2023/4.
The reports will include the details from your submissions around the cost of care delivery, all data submitted will be handled sensitively by councils to run this exercise. It is a requirement that outliers or unusual data are to be verified and validated to gain a full understanding of cost pressures and reported in the Cost of Care Report submitted to the DHSC.
The council, along with the member associations, are here to support you in making your submission. This is a chance to be heard unlike no other exercise conducted on this scale previously, and we all encourage you to participate, and to take advantage of the support offered. Without your participation, the likelihood of additional funding is significantly reduced.
We trust you will engage in the process and take advantage of the support offered. We are hosting an online session of the national tools and hosting an FAQ to answer any questions you may have.
Please copy and paste this link into your diary to join the meeting
CARE HOMES: 6th July 2022 2pm to 3pm Click here to join the meeting
CARE HOMES: 7th July 2022 1pm to 2pm Click here to join the meeting
HOME CARE: 8th July 2022 3pm to 4pm Click here to join the meeting
Confidential support and guidance can be provided at FCC@CareProviderAlliance.org.uk
Further support and guidance can also be found below:
Home Care: The Home Care Tool website, containing the toolkit, videos, and FAQs, and the Care Provider Alliance, and LGA websites.
Care Homes: The Care Home Tool website, containing the tool, videos, and FAQ, and the Care Provider Alliance, and Care England websites.
The Care Provider Alliance