Freedom of information response

Elderly care fees

Publication date: 
Thursday 4 June 2020
Request: 

1. Does the Local Authority operate a usual cost of care for older person’s social services? By usual cost of care, we mean set weekly fee rates that the Local Authority pays to care providers for older people’s residential, residential EMI, nursing, and nursing EMI care.

2. If the answer to question 1 is ‘yes’, does the Local Authority have a banding system for fee rates? By ‘banding system’ we mean different levels of fees according to a council’s own criteria i.e. quality grades.

3. If the answer to question 2 is ‘no’, please provide the Local Authority’s own set weekly fee rates for 2020/21 for:

a. Older person’s residential

b. Older person’s residential EMI

c. Older person’s nursing

d. Older person’s nursing EMI

4. If the answer to question 2 is ‘yes’, please provide the Local Authority’s own weekly set fees associated with each band/grade for 2020/21 for:

a. Older person’s residential

b. Older person’s residential EMI

c. Older person’s nursing

d. Older person’s nursing EMI

5. Please provide the highest, lowest, average (mean) and median actual weekly fees paid to older person’s care providers in 2020/21

a. Older person’s residential

b. Older person’s residential EMI

c. Older person’s nursing

d. Older person’s nursing EMI

For clarification, EMI stands for Elderly Mentally Infirm

If figures for 2020/21 are not available please provide budgeted or predicted figures

Response: 

1. Yes

2. No

3.

a.£492.30 - £524.71

b. £556.30

c. £571.17

d. EMI N/A

4. N/a

5.

a. Older person's residential

Low High Average Median
387.50 2240 547.52 492.30

b. Older person's residential EMI

Low High Average Median
492.30 2188.00 922.60 895.00

c. Older person's nursing

Low High Average Median
520.75 791.84 618.54 517.17

d. Older person's nursing EMI

Low High Average Median
775.00 775.00 775.0 775.0

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Request reference:
FOI 10001