Deadline 1st April 2020
North East Lincolnshire Council is proposing to make some changes to its charging policy for adult care and support (social care) and is asking for people’s views on these proposals.
Why is the council reviewing its Charging Policy?
The Council last reviewed all of its charging policy in 2015. It needs to review its policy again to make sure that it is helping to meet the needs of local people within the available budget.
Unlike health services, adult care and support services are not free to access. The Care Act 2014 sets out the legal basis for means testing access to care and support services. The law allows councils to recover some of what they spend in meeting people’s needs. This means that:
- Some people will pay the full cost of their care and support
- Some people will share the costs of their care and support with the Council
- Some people will receive their care and support for free.