Care Charging

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Shropshire Council,

Please answer the following questions, or as many as is possible within time & cost parameters starting at #1.
1. How do you calculate the level of contribution that adult social care recipients should make to their care packages?
2. What income are social care recipients allowed to retain, after their contribution to their care package has been deducted?
3. What do you allow as Disability Related Expenses? Please provide a copy of your guidance if this is easier.
4. Do you use pre-payment cards for care payments? If yes can people opt out of using these?
5. Are there any restrictions on what Personal Budgets and Direct Payments can be spent on? Please provide a copy of your guidance on this.
6. Please provide a copy of the guidance document that your authority uses to make decisions on Direct Payment packages.
7. Do you have a contingency policy for DP users. If yes please attach a copy.
8. If a PA is off work sick do you provide extra funding to cover their sick pay – as individual employers can no longer get statutory sick pay reimbursed?
9. "What percentage of Direct Payments rates, that are paid to adults who directly employ their own PAs, are allowed to be spent on the following additional expenses?"
• National insurance employer contributions
• Statutory paid holidays
• Payroll charges
• Independent living insurance
• Advertising
• National Minimum Wage increase from April 2016
• Redundancy payments
• Pensions
• Training
• Contingency funding

Yours faithfully,

Ian Burnip

FOI, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Burnip

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 31/01/2017 00:00. 
We are currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation.

 

You have requested information about contributions to care packages for
adult social care

 

(Please note this may be a summary of your request and full details, as
outlined in the request, will be sent to the team providing the response.)

 

If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment, please
notify us as soon as possible using the contact details provided below. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               [1]www.shropshire.gov.uk/access-to-information

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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FOI, Shropshire Council

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Dear Mr Burnip 

 

Further to your request for information, please find our response below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743252179 / 252774 / 252747 

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               [1]www.shropshire.gov.uk/access-to-information

 

Request for information: CAS-1286315-Q9P4C1 – Adult Social Care

 

1. How do you calculate the level of contribution that adult social care
recipients should make to their care packages?

 

2. What income are social care recipients allowed to retain, after their
contribution to their care package has been deducted?

 

3. What do you allow as Disability Related Expenses? Please provide a copy
of your guidance if this is easier.

Q1-3 answers within charging policy document attached.

 

4. Do you use pre-payment cards for care payments? If yes can people opt
out of using these?

No- we do not currently use them.

 

5. Are there any restrictions on what Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
can be spent on? Please provide a copy of your guidance on this.

The restrictions are with the individuals’ Support Plans and are based on
their care and support needs. There is no DP guidance on this. There is an
agreement between the Council and individual or representative (attached)

 

6. Please provide a copy of the guidance document that your authority uses
to make decisions on Direct Payment packages.

There is no guidance. Each funding request is subject to managerial
scrutiny and Direct Payments have to be evidenced as being considered.

 

7. Do you have a contingency policy for DP users. If yes please attach a
copy.

No, but note answers below

 

8. If a PA is off work sick do you provide extra funding to cover their
sick pay – as individual employers can no longer get statutory sick pay
reimbursed?

Adult Social Care ensure that additional funding is available to meet the
Employer’s legal obligations as and when needed on an individual basis.

 

9. "What percentage of Direct Payments rates, that are paid to adults who
directly employ their own PAs, are allowed to be spent on the following
additional expenses?"

• National insurance employer contributions - 9.35%

• Statutory paid holidays – As 8 above

• Payroll charges- These are funded separately at cost, in addition to
normal rates

• Independent living insurance- Funded separately at cost in addition to
normal rates

• Advertising – One off payments as necessary, in addition to normal rates

• National Minimum Wage increase from April 2016 – Rate of £10.05 ph
exceeds NMW

• Redundancy payments – As 8

• Pensions- As 8.

• Training – As 8

• Contingency funding – as 8

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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