Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities, for people receiving publicly arranged care and support, that they have sufficient money to cover day-to-day living costs. Up until now, the County Council has set its level above the statutory minimum set by the government; this was to reflect the view that these customers were more likely to require more money to meet their social needs on top of their day to day living costs. In view of the financial situation facing the County Council this concession can no longer be afforded and so the proposal is to reduce the Minimum Income Guarantee for those of working age in line with the statutory minimum.
The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved that the Minimum Income Guarantee for those working age adults who require a financial assessment of customer contributions who are receiving County Council arranged care and support other than in a care home, be based on the statutory amounts with effect from 8th April 2019.
Publication date: 18/12/2018
Date of decision: 18/12/2018
Effective from: 02/01/2019