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Care Funding Ranges From £326.45 to £597.87 Per Week

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Funding For Residential Care Ranges From £597.87 In Croydon To £326.45 In Surrey County Council GMB Congress Told

If £600 per week is what is needed to provide decent care for our elderly and vulnerable, provided by fairly paid staff, then that is what should be paid and  Government must provide councils with the resources to do so says GMB.

GMB Congress in Nottingham was told that Croydon Council pays residential care home owners a maximum of £597.87 per week for residents in the borough who qualify for their residential care costs to be paid by the council. This is the highest amount paid by 180 councils across the UK who responded to a GMB survey. Surrey County Council pay a maximum of £326.45 per week for residents who qualify for their residential care costs to be paid by the council. This is the lowest for the 180 councils who responded.

Surrey and West Sussex have the highest charge per hour for domiciliary care for residents who are required to pay for their own care with a maximum charge per hour is £24.00. This is the highest amount paid by 140 councils across the UK who responded to a GMB survey. In Surrey the charge for domiciliary care ranges between £18.00 and £24.00. In West Sussex the charge ranges from £13.00 and £24.00. Of the councils who responded Caerphilly has the lowest hourly charge with domiciliary care costing £7.88 per hour.

56 councils have opted out of directly providing a Meals on Wheels service: These are Anglesey, Bexley, Blackpool, Bracknell Forest, Bromley, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East, City of London, Conwy,  Cornwall, County Durham, Darlington, Denbighshire, Doncaster, Dorset, Dudley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Enfield, Hartlepool, Hounslow, Kent, Knowsley, Lincolnshire, Luton, Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil, Middlesbrough, Newport, Norfolk, North Tyneside, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Poole, Redcar and Cleveland, Rochdale, Rotherham, Salford, Sefton, Sheffield, Slough, South Tyneside, St. Helens, Stockton-on-Tees, Swansea, Tameside, Wakefield, Walsall, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Warrington, Wirral, Wolverhampton, Wrexham. Some of these councils provide vouchers which are redeemable at commercial food providers to the public or make other similar arrangements.

Of the 164 councils who do provide meals on wheels the highest charges for residents who are required to pay for their own care are in Tower Hamlets  with between £5.30 and £11.81 for a hot meal and pudding. The lowest charges in Northern Ireland Western Health and Social Care Trust which charges ranging from £1.11 to £5.66 for a hot meal and pudding.

This data is from a GMB survey of Local Authorities. Set out in notes to editors are the summary figures for all councils in the UK listed alphabetically. The full survey with minimum and maximum rates and copious footnotes is attached to this release as a pdf onwww.gmb.org.uk

Ian Smith, Chairman of Four Seasons Healthcare, said “We have an obligation to the elderly who contributed to our economy and society for a lifetime, many of them from the war generation, to ensure they have decent care in their later years.

The National Audit office say spending on adult social care has declined by 8%  in the last 3 years.  Industry sources say fees in residential care have by more than 5% since 200/11.

Justin Bowden, National Officer for workers in the care sector, said “The time is long overdue for politicians of all parties to face up to the social care funding crisis.

Councillors like those in Surrey are simply not paying enough. This political choice is not acceptable. It is adversely affecting the vulnerable and the GMB members who care for them. 

The fair cost of care model developed with the Rowntree Foundation sets the figure at £600 per week. The vast majority of councils pay way below that.

If £600 per week is what is needed to provide decent care for our elderly and vulnerable, provided by fairly paid staff, then that is what should be paid. National Government has a duty to provide councils with the resources to do this.”

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Contact:  for GMB Justin Bowden on 07710 631351 or GMB press office at 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823.

For Four Seasons Healthcare contact Robert Mitchell 07976 514 833

Notes to Editors

1 If a resident’s capital is below £23,250, they should be entitled to financial support from the local authority for residential and nursing care, domiciliary care and meal on wheels if available. If their capital is below £14,250 then they are entitled to maximum support. If their capital is between £14,250 and £23,250 they will also pay an additional charge of £1 per week for each £250 or part thereof between these two figures for residential care. This can amount to another £36 per week.

If assets, which may include ones homes are calculated to be above residents will, in most cases, be expected to privately pay for their own care.

2 Summary of survey findings:  Can be found at www.gmb.org.uk

 

Residential fees

Domiciliary care (per hour)

Meals on Wheels

 

max

   

Anglesey

£458.16

£14.50

No

Barnet (17)

£500.48

 

£4.15

Barnsley (8) **

£399.86

£14.00

 

Bath and North East Somerset

£433.50

 

£4.10

Bexley

£494.52

£12.60

No

Blackburn with Darwen

£424.90

£11.34

£4.80

Blackpool

£342.23

£11.35

No

Blaenau Gwent

£426.86

£17.00

£3.15

Bolton

£397.27

£12.80

£3.50

Bournemouth

£480.00

£14.00

£6.50

Bracknell Forest

£484.03

£15.48

No

Bradford (9)

£427.63

£12.50

 

Brent

£451.00

£10.23 - £13.92

£3.50

Bridgend

£500.00

£19.20

£3.94

Bromley (17)

£530.00

£12.00-£16.00

No

Buckinghamshire

£516.11

 

£4.00

Bury (6)

£403.81

£13.00

£4.80

Caerphilly

£510.00

£7.88

£2.60

Calderdale (26)

£393.95

£10.30

£3.30

Cambridgeshire*

£371.00

£17.00

No

Camden (15)

£480.00

   

Cardiff (22)

£428.40

 

£3.50

Carmarthenshire

£448.08

£10.00

£3.70

Central Bedfordshire

£496.94

 

£3.80

Ceredigion (22)

£472.00

£13.20

£5.00

Cheshire East (6)

£376.73

£11.22 / £12.55

No

Cheshire West and Chester

£367.92

£12.78

£3.26

City of London

£520.00

 

No

Conwy

£517.00

£14.04

No

Cornwall (20)

£390.00

£16.28

No

County Durham

£483.07

£11.31

No

Coventry*

£371.00

£12.37

£5.00

Croydon

£597.87

 

£3.75

Cumbria

£453.00

 

£3.70

Darlington (1)

£450.00

 

No

Denbighshire (21)

£458.16

£13.25-£15.66

No

Derby

£424.48

£12.36

£5.89

Derbyshire (11)

£409.36

   

Devon (20)*

£390.00

£15.00

£4.00

Doncaster

£414.71

£13.04

No

Dorset

£484.00

£10.00-£15.00

No

Dudley

£398.82

£13.84

No

Ealing*

£466.00

£13.80

£2.50

East Riding of Yorkshire*

£401.73

£13.69

No

East Sussex

£434.14

£14.42-£17.92

£2.79

Flintshire

£458.16

£14.71

 

Gateshead

£468.00

£11.90

£3.30

Gloucestershire (20)

£449.70

£15.12-£17.92

£3.50

Gwynedd

£458.16

£14.50-£15.65

£3.00

Halton

£376.08

£11.46

£3.20

Hampshire*

£424.83

£15.66

£3.60

Hartlepool

£469.00

£11.68

No

Havering

£453.20

   

Herefordshire, County of (12)

£407.31

   

Hertfordshire (13)

£462.91

£10.66-£18.00

£4.15

Hillingdon

£464.95

£14.40

£2.80

Hounslow (18)*

£466.00

£12.95

No

Isles of Scilly

£522.75

£18.40

£4.90

Kent

£424.83

 

No

Kingston upon Hull, City of (7)

£396.30

£12.80

£2.55

Kingston upon Thames

£460.00

£14.40

£4.30

Kirklees

£432.61

   

Knowsley

£396.62

£10.30-£10.50

No

Lambeth (16)

£414.00

£17.67

£3.00

Lancashire

£428.00

 

£3.00

Leeds

£446.00

£10.84-£13.50

£4.60

Leicester (10)

£359.00

   

Leicestershire

£400.00

   

Lewisham

£534.33

£12.98-£14.98

£3.50

Lincolnshire

£447.00

£12.50

No

Liverpool

£366.82

£10.92

£2.16

Luton

£456.00

£12.00-£14.00

No

Manchester

£418.18

 

No

Medway

£374.47

£11.75

£6.50

Merthyr Tydfil

£465.00

£11.70-£12.15

No

Merton

£453.10

£16.64

£3.43

Middlesbrough (2)

£471.66

£13.25

No

Milton Keynes

£489.86

 

£5.33

Monmouthshire

£486.00

£11.10

£3.95

Neath Port Talbot

£479.00

   

Newcastle upon Tyne

£492.32

£11.12

£2.50

Newport (22)

£509.00

£12.17-£13.60

No

Norfolk

£391.48

 

No

North East Lincolnshire*

£414.00

£11.64

 

North Somerset

£410.10

£16.23

£3.95

North Tyneside (5)

£466.94

n/a

No

North Yorkshire

£433.87

 

No

Northamptonshire

£378.73

£12.00-£15.00

No

Northumberland

£466.14

£12.84

No

Nottingham*

£446.08

£13.00

£4.35

Nottinghamshire (11)

£520.00

£15.00

No

Oldham (25)

£377.50

 

£4.75

Oxfordshire*

£458.00

£17.89

No

Peterborough (13)

£387.03

£13.68

£4.20

Plymouth (28)

£431.00

£13.15-£18.30

£3.50

Poole*

£441.00

£13.60

No

Portsmouth

£401.87

£13.52

£4.50

Redbridge

£474.70

£12.73-£13.04

£4.15

Redcar and Cleveland (3)

£471.20

£11.02

No

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (22)

£503.00

£12.05

 

Rochdale (6)

£390.00

£12.18

No

Rotherham

£393.00

£15.25

No

Royal Greenwich

£454.50

£11.62

£3.40

Salford (6)

£382.86

£9.24-£12.24

No

Sandwell (13)

£378.00

£12.17

£3.15

Sefton

£389.00

£10.76-£11.95

No

Sheffield***

£391.00

£13.00

No

Shropshire

£381.29

   

Slough

£541.40

£12.78-£15.80

No

Somerset

£444.15

 

£3.85

South Gloucestershire

£454.00

£17.60

£3.45

Southampton

£365.05

£12.85-£14.32

£3.55

St. Helens (6)

£410.00

£11.03-£12.45

No

Stockport

£450.00

£12.60

£5.00

Stockton-on-Tees (4)

£433.00

£9.40

No

Stoke-on-Trent

£398.00

£13.20

£2.70

Suffolk (13)

£517.00

   

Sunderland

£466.10

£11.40

 

Surrey* (27)

£326.45

£18.00-£24.00

 

Sutton

£423.00

£14.00

£3.70

Swansea*

£470.00

£14.50

No

Swindon

£429.48

£15.96

£5.00

Tameside

£479.00

 

No

Telford and Wrekin

£401.71

 

£2.65

The Vale of Glamorgan

£524.00

£12.50

£4.10

Thurrock

£453.88

£13.00

£4.00

Torbay

£431.00

£14.00

 

Torfaen

£508.93

£13.15

£4.20

Tower Hamlets

£513.00

£12.15-£14.60

£5.30-£11.81

Trafford

£429.76

£12.62

 

Wakefield

£416.00

 

No

Walsall (13)

£365.10

 

No

Waltham Forest

£487.90

 

No

Wandsworth

£585.00

 

No

Warrington****

£425.00

£12.30

No

Warwickshire

£450.67

£14.24

 

West Sussex (19)

£363.85

£13.00-£24.00

£4.10

Westminster (17)*

£466.00

£14.41

£3.05

Wigan

£374.00

   

Wirral

£402.00

£12.00-£15.00

No

Wokingham*

£447.43

£17.77

£3.60

Wolverhampton

£379.54

 

No

Worcestershire

£408.00

£14.00-£17.00

£4.86

Wrexham

£450.51

£16.48

No

York

£415.28

none

 
       
       

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) negotiates annually with representatives of the independent care home sector as part of the National Care Home Contract (NCHC) to set these rates.

       

Aberdeen City

£499.38

£15.05

£2.85

Aberdeenshire

£499.38

£12.00

 

Angus

£499.38

£11.40

£2.70

Argyll and Bute

£499.38

 

£4.88

Clackmannanshire

£499.38

 

£2.94

Dumfries and Galloway (23)

£499.38

£15.76

£2.60

Dundee City

£499.38

£13.63

£3.10

East Ayrshire

£499.38

£12.36

£2.42

East Dunbartonshire

£499.38

£14.00

£2.30

East Lothian

£499.38

 

£2.75

East Renfrewshire

£499.38

   

Edinburgh, City of

£499.38

£12.50

£2.88

Eilean Siar

£499.38

   

Falkirk

£499.38

   

Fife

£499.38

 

£3.15

Glasgow City

£499.38

£16.02

£3.03

Highland

£499.38

£18.00

£2.95

Inverclyde

£499.38

£11.50

Free

Midlothian

£499.38

 

£2.51

Moray

£499.38

£11.28

£4.00

North Ayrshire*

£499.38

£12.55

£2.82

North Lanarkshire

£499.38

 

£3.36

Orkney Islands

£499.38

£15.45

£4.25

Perth and Kinross

£499.38

£11.47

£2.70

Renfrewshire

£499.38

£14.24

£2.50

Scottish Borders

£499.38

£12.80

£2.99

Shetland Islands

£499.38

£11.37

£5.00

South Ayrshire

£499.38

   

South Lanarkshire

£499.38

£9.89

£1.23

Stirling

£499.38

£10.60

£2.49

West Dunbartonshire

£499.38

 

£1.10

West Lothian

£499.38

£9.16

£1.92

       
       
       
       

Northern Health and Social Care Trust (24)

£450.00

 

£1.50

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (24)

£450.00

£11.90

£1.50

Southern Health and Social Care Trust (24)

£450.00

£11.43

£1.50

Western Health and Social Care Trust

£461.00

£10.29-£11.04

£1.11-£5.66

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

     
       
       
       

No Care figures supplied or non-respondants

   
       

Barking and Dagenham

     

Bedford*

 

£17.00

£3.90

Birmingham

     

Brighton and Hove

 

£20.00

£3.90

Bristol, City of

     

Enfield

 

£16.60

No

Essex

     

Hackney

     

Hammersmith and Fulham

     

Haringey

   

£3.40

Harrow

     

Isle of Wight

     

Islington

     

Kensington and Chelsea

 

£14.30

£3.65

Newham

     

North Lincolnshire

   

£3.55

Pembrokeshire

     

Powys

     

Reading

     

Richmond upon Thames (29)

 

£12.85

£5.99

Rutland

     

Solihull

     

South Tyneside

   

No

Southend-on-Sea (14)

 

£14.10

£4.70

Southwark

     

Staffordshire

 

£14.12

£5.30

West Berkshire

 

£18.95

 

Wiltshire

     

Windsor and Maidenhead

 

£16.00

 
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Additional Resources

GMB Survey Of Residential Care Fees

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Full table of figures

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