Decision details

Fees for in-house community care services for 2022/23

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the proposed changes in fees and charges for in-house community care services, plus meals, transport and laundry services for 2022/23


Approval has been given for the new charging rates for 2022/23 as outlined in section 3 of the report. Tables 1 and 2 of the report to be effective from 11 April 2022.

Table 1
These charges are for in-house community care services plus meals, transport and laundry services.
Charges for services not subject to a financial assessment.

Service Rates Proposed % increase
21/22 22/23
Main £2.85 £2.95 3.5%
Sweet £1.05 £1.10 4.8%
Full Meal £3.90 £4.05 3.8%

Laundry £5.25 £5.45 3.8%

Transport charges are currently £7.50 per journey (with a cap of £40 per week). It is proposed that these figures are increased to £7.75 per journey (3.38% increase) with a cap of £41 per week (3.8% increase).

Table 2
Approval has also been given to the proposed charges for those services being directly provided by NYCC which are subject to a financial assessment. These can be found in table 2 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

A traditional uplift of charges is an exercise carried out annually and the new charges are implemented in April to coincide with the benefit uplift awarded by the DWP (from 11 April 2022 for 2022/23).

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable

Publication date: 14/03/2022

Date of decision: 11/03/2022

Effective from: 22/03/2022