Issue details

Care Provider Fee Uplift and Financial Stability Measures 2020/21

Care providers are facing real cost pressures from COVID-19 due to staff absence and the need to replace them with agency staff, as well as the need to purchase additional equipment including PPE. There is considerable concern nationally about the risk of care providers failing: this would have a catastrophic impact on people and the NHS.

Care providers and the NHS have lobbied hard for nationally set fees and/or a nationally set fee increase. This appears to have been resisted (for now) – however LGA and ADASS issued a joint statement on 08 April 2020 recommending that local authorities offer care providers a 5% fee uplift in 2020/21 and in addition that local authorities offer care providers non-recurrent financial sustainability funding equal to 10% of fees for at least one month.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 15/04/20 by Cabinet

Lead member: Alan White, Leader of the Council alan.white@staffordshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Director for Health and Care

Department: Health and Care

Contact: Dr Richard Harling MBE, Director for Health and Care Email: richard.harling@staffordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01785 278700.

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Public or Private Decision: Private

Service Area: Health and Care

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  • Care Provider Fee Uplift and Financial Stability Measures 2020/21