Changes to Financial Assessment Processes for Adult Care

Users of adult social care and support services undergo a financial assessment in order to determine how much, if any, they should contribute to the costs of their care. We are proposing some changes to a number of procedural arrangements for financial assessments, which will result in changes to client contributions for non-residential adult social care and support packages, including both managed services such as home care and non-managed services such as Direct Payments.

The two key proposals which we are keen to hear your views on are:

  • a change in how we treat the enhanced rate daily living element of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in assessments; and
  • a change in how we treat the Minimum Income Guarantee for adults who are part of a couple

You can read more about these proposals and our work to understand any potential impacts in our Equality Impact Assessment. We have also provided an online questionnaire to collect your views of how these proposals may impact service users and their families.

Timeline

  • Opened
    20 Feb 2020 at 07:00
  • Closed
    19 Mar 2020 at 23:59
  • Response to be published
    23 Apr 2020

Documents

  • Equalities Impact Assessment
    This document includes our assessment of the impact of these proposals, including comments and questions raised when we discussed them with key groups.

Details

Organisational Information

Contact Name Katherine Sokol
Job title Finance Business Partner
Contact Email katherine.sokol@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 634613

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To improve our understanding of the impact of our proposals on changes to financial assessments for adults using social care services.
Close Date 19 Mar 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Social care - families, addictions, adoption and domestic abuse
Context for this consultation Users of adult social care and support services undergo a financial assessment in order to determine how much, if any, they should contribute to the costs of their care. We are proposing some changes to a number of procedural arrangements for financial assessments, which will result in changes to client contributions for non-residential adult social care and support packages, including both managed services such as home care and non-managed services such as Direct Payments.

The two key proposals which we are keen to hear your views on are a change in how we treat the enhanced rate daily living element of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in assessments, and a change in how we treat the Minimum Income Guarantee for adults who are part of a couple

You can read more about these proposals in the Equality Impact Assessment.