Decision details

Fees payable for external providers of social care provision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve fees and annual uplift level for 2021-22


Agree that fee increases to care homes for both residential and nursing would be 3.5% for all weekly charges less than £750 per week and 1.5% for those above that. This would take the “NYCC rates” to:

- £599.34
- £592.41

Agree an increase of 3.5% inflation for all domiciliary care packages below UKHCA rate and 1.5% above that rate.
Agree a 3% increase for other non-regulated contracts. This would include day opportunities and supported living.
Agree a 3% increase for working age adults placed in residential and nursing care within the local authority area.

Reasons for the decision:

The fee uplift is an annual increase.

Consultation has taken place with providers through the Independent Care Group (ICG) and an agreed way forward is set out in the report

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable

Publication date: 17/03/2021

Date of decision: 17/03/2021