the cost of any of our services, and we only do it when we have to."
Council introduced the charging policy in 1996, which determined how much people should pay for their care, based on their means. The cost of care used in financial assessments has been set at 7 per hour for the past 15 years, but this is set to rise. The Council states this is because the actual cost of care is around 12 per hour.
implemented immediately to new care packages if council chiefs approve them at their meeting on Friday. Any revised charges will be implemented 28 days after notification of the change.
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Those who have capital of less than 14,250 will not have to pay for any care whereas those with more than 23,250 will be responsible for the total costs of their care, and those in between will have to pay for some of their care.
Currently 2,000 people receive care in their homes costing the council 38 million a year, of this 1.8m comes from charges.
Adult services boss Councillor Ann Jaron said: "It is always regrettable when we have to increase Adidas Sl Loop Size Chart
Julie O'Toole, Chief Executive of Age UK Sandwell said in response to the changes: "This will be devastating news for older people in Sandwell. Social care is not a luxury, it is the basic support that older and disabled people need Adidas Originals Sl Loop Racer Running Sneaker to wash, eat, bathe, go to the toilet and live with respect and dignity."
Those who do not have a personal budget will be means tested.
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Under the changes the cost of care will be established by using the personal budget scheme, which sees each individual's needs assessed by the council and an amount of money allocated to them for their care.
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