Fee Setting for 2021/22 (Outcome of Provider Fee Setting Engagement)
Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The report describes the outcome of the annual
engagement exercise with the Local Community Care Market for fee
rates to be paid to care providers for 2021/2022.
Resolved – That
approval be given to the rates that apply to services commissioned
by Wirral Council and jointly commissioned services between Wirral
Council and NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in
relation to Residential and Nursing, Supported Living, Extra Care,
Care and Support at home and Direct Payments, as detailed in the
2) approval be given to the backdating of the rates to apply from 1 April 2021.
Reasons for the decision:
The Council undertakes a fee setting engagement exercise on an annual basis, where rates and fees proposals are shared with the community care market, this exercise ran between 8 March 2021 and 11 April 2021 and is complete.
The Council has maintained a considered balance between the cost of care,
maximising value for the Wirral pound, whilst considering local factors, quality and meeting needs of Wirral residents.
Alternative options considered:
Not to undertake an annual engagement exercise.
Officers have been supported by an external partner Cipfa C.Co to undertake a pre-engagement exercise.
The Council has shared the fee models with care providers. It has responded to the issues raised during the consultation period, reflecting on the proposed changes and stated the reasons for its proposals. Accordingly, the final proposal is reasonable and is well considered.
The Council could have proposed other alternative fee rate levels.
Report author: Victoria Simpson
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Date of decision: 07/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Effective from: 15/06/2021