Community care charges announced

Details of community care charges, due to come into force at the beginning of September, have been sent out to those who may be obliged to pay.
 A letter has been sent to those people whom the council describes as “customers” (i.e. those who receive care services), outlining the charges that are soon to be enforced. A further letter will be sent later this month giving more information on how individuals will be affected.
The full charges (shown in tables below) include personal care costs of £16.18 per hour, domestic home care at £11.37 and supported living at £53 per week. Some services will have a fixed charge, while others will only be charged for if a financial assessment shows that customers can afford to pay. The council expects to earn around £800,000 per year through the charges.
Personal care for those over 65 will continue to be free (though domestic tasks will require payment) as will care for those subject to compulsory treatment under mental health legislation and people receiving end of life support.
Chairman of the council’s social services committee Cecil Smith said: “The introduction of any new scheme can be quite complicated, and we’re very aware that this policy will apply to many of our most vulnerable customers.  We will make sure that everyone is supported at every stage in the process.”

Contributing to your support charges

Service Full contribution chargeable
Supported living  service(Per week)  £53.00
Transition experience flat(Per overnight)  £11.00
Personal care (under 65s)(Per hour)  £16.18
Domestic home care(Per hour)  £11.37
Day care charge(Per day)  £5.00
Day care meal charge£5.00
Meals on wheels£5.00
Community alarm response service(Per week)  £1.02
Short breaks at home(per hour)  £10.33
Personal assistant(per hour)  £10.33


Direct payment charges                                                                                                                             
Service Direct payments rate payable
Personal care(per hour)  £16.18
Domestic tasks(per hour)  £11.37
Day care (all age groups)(per day)  £56.80
Residential short breaks(per week)  £503.00
Short breaks at home(per hour)  £10.33

Personal assistant

(per hour)  £10.33



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  • paul barlow

    • July 11th, 2013 18:55

    day care cut to 3 days. meals on wheels only for 3 days. what do the customers (vulnerable old folks) do for the other 4 days.

    How many of these customers(FRAIL SICK CONFUSED OLD FOLKS) are going to forgo these services because of the cost.

    What impact will the CUTS to the care offered to the customers( OUR GRANNIES AND DADS) have on them and what impact on the hospital. no spare beds to cope with the increased demand.

    These cut are needed they say because they are broke yet they can continue to spend on none essentials.

    please please don’t hurt the most vulnerable in our community. even if the charity trust has to step in. and redirect our money into their care. They made these islands what they are lets respect them by giving them a modest final few years.

    if we fail our elders then we stand condemned.


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