As part of the Care Act 2014 local authorities will be granted new duties and the Department of Health is asking for views on how the funding for 3 of these new duties will be allocated.
The 3 duties and funding available in financial year 2015 to 2016 are:
- additional assessments for the cap on care costs: £175 million
- universal deferred payment agreements: £108.5 million
- social care in prisons: £11.2 million
The funding for the first 2 duties will be paid to local authorities as a Department for Communities and Local Government revenue grant and the funding for social care in prisons will be paid as a Department of Health revenue grant.
The consultation is mainly aimed at local authorities, but they also welcome responses from care providers, people with care and support needs, and their carers.
Consultation closes 9 October 2014