Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Have your say on S Glos plans to increase charges to elderly and disabled residents.

South Glos Council is considering making changes to the charges paid by people newly accessing the care system who are paying the full cost themselves. The new arrangements would come into effect on 1 June 2020. There are three changes proposed:
  • New users of dementia, learning disability and specialist day care would be charged £96.30 per day.
  • New purchasers of community-based services would be charged a £295 one-off arrangement fee and an annual charge of £75.
  • Service users may also become eligible for a £295 fee if they decide to change providers (and ask the Council to arrange it) for a reason not related to their care needs.

More details can be found on their consultation webpage:https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/Fees2020

Do please have your say before their deadline of 17 March. These fees would mean someone would be paying nearly £100 a day for specialist day care. 

And by charging £295 for people to change provider, they risk locking vulnerable people into having to use a provider that they find they don't like.  Vulnerable people may not reply - but you can. 

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