Numbers unaffected by proposals to increase care charges

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

At the Adult Social Care Scrutiny committee meeting of 9th Jan 2020, councillors were reassured that “most people will not pay or be affected” by the proposals to increase care charging.

1. How many people in Greenwich have a NIL payment? Please break down into
- adults aged under 25,
- adults age from 25-below pension credit age,
- adults over pension credit age

2. Of the people who DO pay but will be “unaffected” by the proposed increases, how many are there in the each of the three groups mentioned above.

3. For people who DO pay but will be unaffected by the increase, broken down by the same age groups, how many people pay:
Under £10 per week
Between £10.01-£20
Between £20.01-£50
Between £50.01-£100
Between £100.01-£200
Between £200.01-£300
Over £300
NOTE these are the same age ranges as given in the presentation so I assume these are can be retrieved from your system.

4. Following financial assessment, for each of the above age groups - how many are left with the BASIC minimum income guarantee figure for their age range (ie where no disability or other premiums have been awarded for the purposes of the minimum income guarantee.)

5. Please give the number of people who were provided a personalised breakdown during the consultation period specifically to inform how the proposed increases would affect them.

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Hurst

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Hurst

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35991

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 12 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Hurst

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35991

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Our response is as follows:

 

At the Adult Social Care Scrutiny committee meeting of 9th Jan 2020,
councillors were reassured that “most people will not pay or be affected”
by the proposals to increase care charging.

The following data is taken from a snapshot of services provided between
24-30 June 2019, which is the data used to calculate the impact of the
contributions policy proposals.

1. How many people in Greenwich have a NIL payment? Please break down into

- adults aged under 25,    59 people

- adults age from 25-below pension credit age,   328 people

- adults over pension credit age  559 people

 

2. Of the people who DO pay but will be “unaffected” by the proposed
increases, how many are there in the each of the three groups mentioned
above?

19 adults under 25 will be unaffected by the proposed increases.

362 adults between 25-64 will be unaffected by the proposed increases.

643 over-65s will be unaffected by the proposed increases.

 

3. For people who DO pay but will be unaffected by the increase, broken
down by the same age groups, how many people pay:

Under £10 per week  

Between £10.01-£20

Between £20.01-£50

Between £50.01-£100

Between £100.01-£200

Between £200.01-£300

Over £300

NOTE these are the same age ranges as given in the presentation so I
assume these are can be retrieved from your system.

 

Amount Adults under 25 Adults aged 25-64 Over 65s
Under £10 per week   19 332 540
Between £10.01-£20 0 13 25
Between £20.01-£50 0 12 55
Between £50.01-£100 0 5 22
Between £100.01-£200 0 0 0
Between £200.01-£300 0 0 0
Over £300 0 0 1

  

4. Following financial assessment, for each of the above age groups - how
many are left with the BASIC minimum income guarantee figure for their age
range (ie where no disability or other premiums have been awarded for the
purposes of the minimum income guarantee.)

36 adults under 25 are left with the basic minimum income guarantee

147 adults between 25-64 are left with the basic minimum income guarantee

1,074 over 65s are left with the basic minimum income guarantee

 

5. Please give the number of people who were provided a personalised
breakdown during the consultation period specifically to inform how the
proposed increases would affect them.

Personalised breakdowns were not offered.

 

 

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quoting the reference number above.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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Subject: FOI-35991: Freedom of Information request - Numbers unaffected by
proposals to increase care charges

 

Dear Ms Hurst

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35991

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 12 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

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