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Fees and reviews

Information around fees and payments for providers of adult social care and support services

Proposed fee uplifts for 2023/24 consultation

We are now consulting with adult social care providers on fee uplifts for the forthcoming financial year. 

If you would like to participate please use the button below. The consultation closes on 14 February 2023.

Take the survey

 

Ceiling rates for 2022/23

Services

Ceiling threshold
Weekly/Daily/Hourly Rate

Residential Care Homes (Weekly) £1,000
Nursing Care Homes Weekly *1 £1,250
Short stay/Intermediate Beds No ceiling
Live Well at Home - Homecare Support (Hourly) £25.20
Community Support (Hourly) £25.20
Extra Care Housing (On-site Care - Weekly charge) £59.24
Extra Care Housing (Hourly) £25.20
Supported Living (Hourly) £19.90
Day Services No ceiling
Direct Payments *2 No ceiling

Note

  • *1 Inclusive of FNC – the Ceiling will be increased in line with the new rate to be announced in April to apply for
  • *2 Direct Payment uplifts will be subject to review on a client-by-client basis

Review process

Please note that we will not be considering fee uplift requests for the current or previous financial year(s) until the consultation period is over to allow us time to analyse the responses. Any requests that relate to previous years will be looked at in due course using the process below.

If you would like to request a review and uplift of your current rates please submit a request to CareContractsPriceReview@oxfordshire.gov.uk  together the cost analysis tool:

Your request will be reviewed by a panel who will look at:

  • The Care Needs of the individuals
  • Unit Costs compared to CareCubed / Home care Benchmarking

Providers will then be informed of the outcome. If a change is recommended by the panel, the provider will receive the appropriate uplift.  We will then arrange payment as agreed.

FNC

On 11 May 2022 the Government announced the following

  • Increase of £21.59 (11.5%) from £187.60 to £209.19 from 1 April 2022
  • A one-off back dated payment of £21.93 per resident week for 2021 to 2022. This was made in recognition of the COVID-19 costs incurred by the health sector

More information

Oxfordshire County Council will do the following

FNC Increase for 2022/23 from 1 April

The increase has been made in two instalments to providers within Oxfordshire with current rates below the ceiling threshold limit.

  • (The 6% uplift on 1 April included FNC, £11.26 per resident week. This effectively increased the FNC service to £198.86 which was included in good faith in advance of the Government announcement
  • The remaining balance of £10.33 per resident week has been added in the most recent payment made in early June including the back dated provision for April through to June. This takes the total FNC to £209.59 as per the rate announced by Government


Back dated Payment of £21.93 per Resident Week for 2021/22

Arrangements have been made to release the back dated payment during July. The service will provide the supporting details to providers of the packages including the number of resident weeks the payment has been based on.