Issue details

Wellbeing Charge in existing and new extra care housing schemes

To reduce the Wellbeing Charge to tenants in Extra Care Housing Schemes from £27.96 per week to £15 per week. This charge contributes to the cost of providing 24 hour onsite care within the scheme.


For existing schemes in operation this will take effect from 1 April 2015. For new schemes currently in construction this will take effect from the date that the scheme becomes operational, even where this is before 1 April 2015.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2014

Decision due: Not before 19th Oct 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Contact: Christy Holden, Head of Children's Commissioning 0300 333 5503.


Adult Social Care and Public Health Cabinet Committee will discuss this issue at its meeting on 26 September 2014. 


Other consultation planned or undertaken:

Communication will take place with all tenants and/or their families in all extra care schemes and their Social Care Case Management team.  The impact for the vast majority of tenants will be positive and this will be well received.


For all schemes currently in construction prospective tenants will be advised of the charge prior to taking up occupation.


Members whose electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision will be notified.



Financial implications: Christy Holden Head of Strategic Commissioning, Accommodation Solutions 0300 333 5503

Legal implications: 14/00101


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