Bath and North East Somerset Council commissions independent and voluntary/charitable sector care homes to deliver residential and nursing care home services to eligible people in Bath and North East Somerset.

Eligibility for financial support towards the costs of a care home placement is based upon an assessment of the person’s social care needs.

Bath and North East Somerset Council commission effective services of the highest possible quality, led by the level of demand and the needs and desired outcomes of people in Bath and North East Somerset. This is intended to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the people who use the services and their families and carers. Commissioners come to the fee level following a process of consultation.

The current rates are detailed in the table below.

Care Establishment Rates   2016-2017


 


 


Category of Care


 


2016-2017


(£’s  per  week)


 


Nursing Care


People over 65


576


 


Figures quoted are inclusive of the free nursing care element


*  but exclusive


of continence as this will be funded by CCG


People over 65 Mental Illness


600


Other categories of service user e.g. people under 65 with a mental illness, people with a learning difficulty - prices of placements are individually negotiated


 


 


 


 


 


Personal


Care


Older people over 65


452


 


People over 65 Mental Illness


496


 


 


Other categories of service user e.g. people under 65 with a mental illness, people with a learning difficulty   - prices of placements are individually negotiated between the provider and the purchasing team manager


 


 


 


 

Note:   The figures quoted above are correct for 2016-17 and are included as a guide. Revised base rates will be issued to each Care Establishment, with whom this Authority has one or more service users that it supports, whenever this Authority makes such a revision. Normally rates change on April 1 each year.

Some homes may decide to charge a higher rate in which case the difference would need to be met by an agreed third party contribution, normally paid by a family member, carer or refer to single panel for additional funding. Single panel will consider individual cases where the placement exceeds the current agreed rates.

For further information please contact Karen E Green - Commissioning Lead, Older People Care Homes Tel: 01225 396441; email: Karen_Green2@bathnes.gov.uk

 

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