Lambeth Council proposes changes to Adult Social Care fees and charges
Lambeth Council has reviewed all the fees and charges for adult social care in Lambeth, and are now seeking views from Lambeth residents as part of their decision-making process.
Are you, or do you know anyone who might be affected by changes to fees and charges for Adult Social Care services?
You have an opportunity to share your views by calling them at 020 7926 3261 or emailing Lambeth Council email@example.com before October 20.
The proposed changes are:
- Stop 6 weeks of non-chargeable domiciliary care. Reablement services will still be non-chargeable for up to six weeks
- Charge for domiciliary care for the second carer when two carers are required at the same time
- Increase the charges for Meals on Wheels from £3 to £4 per meal. This increase would be implemented in two phases, 50p from November 2019 and a further 50p from April 2020.
- Make the community alarm/technology-enabled care provision service chargeable and charge £4 per week for the service. There are other changes being made to this service
- Reduce the level of the standard Disability Related Expenditure allowance to £17.50 from November 2019 and then to £10 from April 2020
- Freeze the Minimum Income Guarantee at 2019/20 rates for older adults
- Introduce a charge for setting up deferred payments agreements
- Introduce a flat rate charge of £140 for brokering non-residential care services for self-funders
Lambeth council wants to know your views about the proposals, and if you disagree, what alternative ideas you have.