To ensure that local authorities move towards paying a fair cost of care the Government is providing an additional £1.4 billion over the next 3 years. This forms part of the £3.6 billion confirmed at Spending Review 2021 to implement the charging reform.
To be eligible for the receipt of grant funding in the next 2 years. North Yorkshire County Council is undertaking a Fair Cost of Care (FCOC) exercise for services provided to people aged 18 years and above as homecare/ domiciliary care. This exercise will accurately reflect local costs such as staff pay and travel time and provide for an appropriate return on capital or return on operations.
North Yorkshire County Council has commissioned the Independent Care Group (ICG) to undertake an independent and robust process to ascertain the cost of care for homecare services offered to people over the age of 18, who reside in North Yorkshire.
The ICG will facilitate the collation of data for the FCOC exercise, utilising the ARCC, LGA and ADASS approved homecare costing tool.
For the FCOC exercise, the definition of homecare service providers is those which are regulated in association with the CQC to provide personal care in a person’s own home, but exclude rapid response provision, short term / reablement support, local authority in-house care, live in care, shifts or blocks of care, sitting services, extra care and supported living.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EXERCISE AND PUT FORWARD THE REAL COST OF CARE THAT YOU PROVIDE TO NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.
We are inviting all Domiciliary Providers across North Yorkshire to participate in the exercise. We anticipate the data collection submission will only take a few hours but we understand and appreciate how busy you are, so would like to offer a contribution of £250 towards the costs of completing the submission.