1. Please confirm where you have published online, your Local Authority 2020/21 Over 65 Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and Residential Dementia Fee Rates. Please provide a link to where this communication was published, and a copy of any media sent to Providers evidencing this decision (link).
The section entitled ‘Fees Uplift, Infection Control Fund and Testing Fund provides a summary briefing.
2. Please confirm whether you have decided your 2021/22 Over 65 Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and Residential Dementia Fee Rates.
a. When was the decision made? Please provide a link to the dated document confirming this decision.
The record of decision is publicly available on the Democracy in Devon web page.
Under the “March 2021″ section click on “The award of inflationary uplift for care home fees for 2021/22”.
The decision is recorded as being taken on 25th March 2021
b. From what date is the 2021/22 fee rate to be applied (date)
5th April 2021
c. Where are the rates published currently online for Providers? Please provide a link and a copy of any media sent to Providers evidencing this decision?
The rates can be found by going to Financial support – Provider Engagement Network (devon.gov.uk) and scrolling to “Fees uplift, Infection Control Fund and Testing Fund” section.
d. How were, or are Providers consulted on this decision?
Providers are consulted annually through our Provider Engagement Network arrangements Care homes fee rates uplift 2021/22 – Have Your Say (devon.gov.uk), and this year they replied both individually and collectively through the Care Homes Collaborative, an extensive network of care home providers.
e. When will the decision be made?
f. What is the process and timeline remaining for this unmade decision? Please provide a link to any documents outlining the current process with provisional or draft proposals being considered (link)
g. How are Providers to be consulted on the decision?
h. Where will the decision be published online for Providers? Please provide a link.
i. From what date is the 2021/22 fee rate to be applied?
j. Are there any circumstances which will result in a fee uplift not being provided? Please provide a link to where this is explained for Providers.
3. For rates which are above the Base Fee Rates published, please confirm:
k. What percentage uplift or mechanism was applied to each fee or care type for 2020/21?
Banded average 4.27%
Personalised Fee 6.239%
Accommodation Residential 3.16%
Accommodation Nursing 2.99%
l. What percentage uplift or mechanism is to be applied to each fee or care type for 2021/22?
Banded Average 2.21%
Personalised Fee 2.35%
Accommodation Residential 2.64%
Accommodation Nursing 2.50%
4. Please provide details of the provider representative association/s that you engaged with on all matters relating to over 65’s care homes:
Devon County Council engages with providers of adult social care services using the Provider Engagement Network which we have established as a means of providing information to and receiving feedback from all providers, including care homes. The Provider Engagement Network covers all care homes within the county, and they are directly sent links to the information held on the Provider Engagement Network website.
Within the care home sector there is an independent organisation which Devon County Council also liaises with, called Devon Care Homes Collaborative, but not all care homes in the county are members of that organisation.
m. Association/s name/entity
Devon Care Homes Collaborative
n. Name of the primary contact
Robin Sutton, Chair
o. Email address
p. Postal address
Ogwell Grange, Rectory Road, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6AH
q. Contact number
Devon Care Homes Collaborative does not have a public-facing telephone number.
5. Can you please confirm which Local Authority/Authorities your response is on behalf of?
Devon County Council.