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Lambeth Cabinet to decide on new social care charging policy

Following the recent public consultation programme on its proposed non-residential social care contributions policy, Lambeth's Cabinet will decide its new policy at its meeting on Monday 25th July (6pm, Room 8, Lambeth Town Hall).

This is a public meeting. You can find the agenda and papers for the Cabinet meeting http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=225&MId=7643. You can also ring Democratic Services for further information – 020 7926 2170

The report and additional papers can be found by scrolling down the agenda page for the Cabinet meeting to item 15.

Only one amendment has been made to the original proposals. If agreed by Cabinet, the recommendations would mean that, from October 2011:

  • Each service will be charged at its actual cost. This means ending the provision of free day care and double handed personal care for thos people who can afford to pay
  • Charging full cost for sheltered housing and direct payments
  • Removal of the current maximum charge of £300 per week
  • Removal of exemptions from charging for Supporting People services
  • Only people receiving Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance would automatically receive the £25 waiver for Disability Related expenditure (those who do not would have to evidence this)
  • People using care homes for planned respite would be cahrged on their ability to pay rather than on a standard fixed charge

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