Cost of Care Exercise

All local authorities in England with responsibility for adult social care are required to complete a Cost of Care exercise and submit this to central Government by mid-October 2022 along with a draft Market Sustainability Plan (MSP), ahead of submitting their final MSP in February 2023.

Shropshire Partners in Care is working with Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council to support them in completing their Cost of Care exercises and is urging all its members, and care providers which aren’t currently members, to actively engage with the Councils’ Cost of Care exercises to ensure that the information they provide to central Government fully reflects the cost of care delivered by care providers in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Only by providing this data will the Councils be able to make the case for increased central Government funding for adult social care in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, including increased fee rates for local authority-funded care.

Deadlines for completion and return of the Cost of Care data returns for the two local authorities are as follows:

Shropshire Council

Care Homes (for people aged 65+) – Monday 27 June 2022, 5.00pm

Home Care/Domiciliary Care – Friday 17 June 2022, 5.00pm (extended from Tuesday 7 June 2022)

Telford & Wrekin Council

Care Homes (for people aged 65+) – Thursday 23rd June 2022, 5.00pm

Home Care/Domiciliary Care – Monday 20 June 2022 5pm (extended from Tuesday 7 June 2022)

 

Further details of the Cost of Care exercises are available on the Councils’ websites via the links below:

Shropshire Council – click on ‘Fair Cost of Care’

Telford & Wrekin Council

Fair Cost of Care – Provider Support and Guidance

Last updated on: 30/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care – Data Sharing Statement – Telford & Wrekin Council

Last updated on: 26/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care FAQs – Care Homes – Telford & Wrekin Council

Last updated on: 31/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care FAQs – Home Care – Telford & Wrekin Council

Last updated on: 26/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care exercise Launch for Shropshire Care Homes

Last updated on: 30/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care exercise Launch for Shropshire Home Care Providers

Last updated on: 17/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care FAQ’s – Shropshire Council

Last updated on: 17/05/2022

Fair Cost of Care Data Collection Tool

Last updated on: 16/05/2022

Joint letter from Shropshire Council and Shropshire Partners in Care

Last updated on: 28/04/2022

Joint letter from Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Partners in Care

Last updated on: 28/04/2022