Issue - meetings

Adult Social Care Charging

Meeting: 20/12/2019 - Cabinet (Item 95)

95 Adult Social Care Charging Policy pdf icon PDF 470 KB

To present proposals for a public consultation on the principles for a new Adult Social Care charging policy for BCP Council and to gain permission to launch the public consultation necessary to inform the content of the final policy.

Decision:

RESOLVED that subject to the additional paragraph being included within the consultation document as set out above:-

(a)          Cabinet noted that BCP Council is required to establish an Adult Social Care charging policy for residents; carers and for people who use services.  In order to achieve this, public consultation is necessary in order to inform the final policy; and

(b)          The proposals for a public consultation on the principles for a new Adult Social Care charging policy for BCP Council be agreed and permission be granted to launch the public consultation necessary to inform the content of the final policy.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Adults and Health

Reason

BCP Council is required to establish an Adult Social Care charging policy for residents; carers and for people who use services. In order to achieve this, public consultation is necessary in order to inform the final policy.

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'C' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

Cabinet were requested to note the intention to go out to consultation in order to inform the required Adult Social Care charging policy for residents, carers and for people who use services.

The Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee addressed the Cabinet as the Member who had chaired the working party which had considered this matter. In addressing the Cabinet the Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee advised that in consultation with the Vice-Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee it was proposed that an additional question be included within the public consultation this being:

Under p.75 an additional paragraph be included under ‘Transport to and from day centres’

“BCP Council is concerned about the environmental impact of transportation, including that used by people travelling to day centres. As part of this consultation we are asking people whether it would be better to include the cost of transport as part of the overall day centre charge. Including the transport costs in the day centre charge may encourage people to use the Council’s own day centre vehicles and as a result reduce the number of individual cars on the road. However, we understand this might not suit everyone and would like to know the impact this may have on you.”

Cabinet thanked the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for their scrutiny of the proposed public consultation and supported the recommendations which had arisen through the working group.

RESOLVED that subject to the additional paragraph being included within the consultation document as set out above:-

(a)         Cabinet noted that BCP Council is required to establish an Adult Social Care charging policy for residents; carers and for people who use services.  In order to achieve this, public consultation is necessary in order to inform the final policy; and

(b)         The proposals for a public consultation on the principles for a new Adult Social Care charging policy for BCP Council be agreed and permission be granted to launch the public consultation necessary to inform the content of the final policy.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Adults and Health