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Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs (AH5)

Core Offer

Portfolio: Adult Social Care and Housing Portfolio

This core offer includes services that the council is legally obliged to provide. The link below provides detailed information about what is included. 

Link: AH5 - People Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs

Related FAQs

What will changes to Adult Social Care mean for elderly people – will they get less support and have to pay more for services? What if they can’t afford it?

What will changes to Adult Social Care mean for elderly people – will they get less support and have to pay more for services? What if they can’t afford it?

Adult Social Care will carry out an assessment to find out if an individual has eligible needs. The national eligibility criteria, as defined within the Care Act 2014, sets a minimum level for adult care and support needs which the Local Authority must meet.  If following an assessment, an individual has eligible needs then Adult Social Care will work with them to look at ways of meeting their needs. This may include support from family, friends, the community and, where appropriate, through the provision of services.

Individuals in receipt of support are financially assessed to see what level of contribution they need to make towards the cost of their care - individuals should only be required to pay what they can afford to.

There is a proposed reduction of approximately 4 per cent from current spend. This will be delivered through making people more aware of local support networks, improving independence through specialist support for those recovering from illness or injury, greater use of digital care technology, and more use of extra care accommodation.

There are some services that are currently provided free of charge or at subsidised rates, which the Council may charge for in the future. This would affect those who contribute to the cost of their care. 

Your Say

2 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

Comment

Core AH5 (Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs)

The cuts will affect disabled people who need the most support in society due to their vulnerability. I will become isolated socially which will cause further mental health problems which is more of a burden on the NHS. Without the support I will loose the opportunity to go out shopping, go swimming and have any kind of social life. These are all vital after having 3 strokes & impaired mobility. It means I will be at home by myself seven days a week. Can you imagine a life like that, it fills me with dread and makes me so anxious. I will have no purpose in life at all.

Core AH5 (Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs)
Cut C05 (Cease Vulnerable Adults Floating Support)
Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)
Core CYP4 (Early Help Model Revised)
Cut Hu01 (Childrens Centres, Early Help and intervention - Specialist Family Support)
Core LLE18 (Concessionary Fares)
Cut W03 (Library Service Mobile Library)
Cut W20 (Blue Badge Parking)

Darlington Association on Disability response

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