Agenda and draft minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Social Care & Health - Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 10.00 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

DECISION RECORD - 16TH JULY, 2020 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decisions record of the meeting held on the 16th July 2020 be signed as a correct record.

3.

NON-RESIDENTIAL CHARGING 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member considered a report detailing the potential impact, and effect, of changes to charges for non-residential services and the need for charges in Carmarthenshire to increase in order to continue to maximise income.

 

To gain full cost recovery for 2020-21, and to align rates with other local authorities in Wales, it was proposed to increase Non-Residential charges for hourly charged services from £16.50 to £16.85 (2.12%) and Day Care and Adult Placement charges from £16.15 to £16.50 (2.17%). 

 

It was noted that increasing charges would not necessarily increase income this year because the amount anyone can pay is controlled by the current Welsh Government “Cap” and Financial Assessment, but there may be a small marginal increase of income from the inflationary uplift applied to the full cost, small packages of care.

 

RESOLVED that Carmarthenshire increase its Non-Residential charges for hourly charged services by inflation from £16.50 to £16.85 (2.12%) and Day Care and Adult Placement sessional charges from £16.15 to £16.50 (2.17%) in order to recover as much revenue as possible within the rules set down by Welsh Government for 2021-22, and to align rates with other local authorities in Wales, and in particular to move closer to regional Local Authorities.