Older people's day services charging consultation

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How to take part

To access the questionnaire for the people we support, carers and the general public please click on the following link:
https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=155255618717

To access the questionnaire for organisations please click on the following link:
https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=155255620451

Purpose Lancashire County Council, like many councils across the country, is going through financially challenging times. This is as a result of funding not keeping pace with the increasing demand and cost of services being delivered. We need to continue to look at ways of reducing costs to help balance the books for future years. This means that we have to consider changes to some of the services we currently provide, as we do not have the resources to continue to deliver what we have done in the past. These changes were considered by our county councillors and we are now looking to consult on what impact the proposals may have. We really welcome your views.

This consultation is about the day services we provide for older people at 13 day centres across the county, including many older people with dementia.

We are proposing to charge older people who pay the full cost themselves the actual cost of providing the day service.

This would mean an increase in the charges as follows

- From 31.30 to 37.45 per full day for older people to use the council's day services

- From 35 to 41 per full day for older people to use the council's day services with transport to and from the centres (where transport is available)

- From 54.75 to 65.50 for older people who have dementia to use the council's day services, reflecting the additional staff costs to support them to attend and take part

- From 58 to 69 for people who need additional support for dementia to use the council's day services with transport to and from the centres (where transport is available)

These charges will be reviewed each year and adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the service.
Subject Other topic
Commissioned by Adult Services

Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Businesses
Carers (social care)
General public
Public authorities
Service users
Special interest group
Staff
Date 25/03/2019 - 20/05/2019
Undertaken by Business Intelligence