Adult Social Care Charging Policy

Changes to the Council’s Adult Social Care charging policy

From 23 September to 15 December 2019 Cambridgeshire County Council held a consultation on proposed changes to the Council's Adult Social Care charging policy.

What is the Adult Social Care charging policy?

The policy explains how the Council works out what people should pay towards the cost of their council-funded care and support, based on their ability to pay.

Many people who receive social care support receive disability benefits which are paid specifically to help people pay for their care and support.

People can either use their benefits to arrange and pay for their care and support privately or they can use them to pay for care and support arranged for them by the Council.

What happened next?

Following the consultation a report on the Adult Social Care Charging Policy Review was considered at the Council’s Adults Committee on 16 January 2020.

At the meeting the Adults Committee voted to agree the recommendations made in the report.

The Council listened carefully to the consultation feedback and made a number of changes to its charging policy plans.

You can view the Adult Social Care Charging Policy Review report and accompanying papers, including the decision summary from the meeting.

The new Adult Social Care charging policy is available here.

If you have any queries please contact: 

Adult Social Care Charging Policy Consultation
E-mail: ASC.Consultation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01223 743777