67 22/00049 - Adult Social Care Charging Policy Update PDF 133 KB
Mr Michael Thomas-Sam, Strategic Business Advisor Adult Social Care and Ms Michelle Goldsmith, Finance Business Partner Adult Social Care, were in attendance for this item.
1. Ms Goldsmith introduced the report and said an amendment to the Adult Social Care Charging Policy was required to comply with the primary legislation. This was due to conflicting statutory guidance which may have been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Ms Goldsmith said an Officer Decision had been taken to revise the application of the Charging Policy for new clients.
2. Ms Goldsmith and Mr Thomas-Sam responded to comments and questions from the committee, including the following:
(a) Asked about the process for refunding or recharging residents who had been affected, Ms Goldsmith said this decision looked specifically at repaying individuals where the Council was aware an overcharge had been made. There was the possibility that some residents may have been undercharged and, in that event, a secondary proposal would be developed at the appropriate time.
(b) Members discussed taking the issue forward with the Department of Health and Social Care in due course.
RESOLVED that the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health to:
(a) Approve the amended Adult Social Care Charging Policy;
(b) Approve the funding arrangements required to implement the updated policy;
(c) Delegate authority to the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health to take relevant actions, including keeping the policy updated as necessary and to implement it in line the statutory duties; and
(d) Note the Officer Decision taken to revise the application of the Charging Policy for new clients.