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Bromley adult social care charges 

Location: UK » London » BR

Bromley Council is consulting on the following increases to its adult care charges, driven both by funding cuts and personal care budgets:

Day care services:
The council is planning to introduce charges per session for people using council-run day care services. In addition, service users who have needs which do not qualify them for council funding will need to pay for using day care services. The proposed charges for day care services are:
* Day care - general (frail OP) including transport - £18 per session
* Day care - specialist (dementia/LD) transport - £40 per session
* Specialist day placements LD/PD/MH - actual cost per session
* Day care - ineligible persons - £10 per session

Homecare charges:
The following changes are proposed to homecare charges:
* One carer, hourly charge - falling from £16.20 to £14
* One carer, half hourly charge - unchanged at £8.10
* Two carers, hourly charge - rising from £16.20 to £28
* Two carers, half hourly charge - rising from £8.10 to £16.20
Additional charges will be applied for homecare at weekends or during weekday evenings - £1 for a half hour, £2 for an hour.

Carelink and assisted technology equipment:
Charges for Carelink monitoring is proposed to rise from £3.72 to £5 per week, with weekly charges for the Carelink full response service increasing from £7.18 to £7.50. The weekly charge for assisted technology equipment is set to rise from £1.91 to £2.50.

Holidays, laundry, shopping:
Until now service users have been able to access laundry services partly subsidised by and shopping services and holiday breaks wholly subsidised by the Council. The council plans to remove these subsidies.

However, the hourly rate paid as part of the Direct Payment for the employment of a personal assistant is set to be reduced from £14.08 to £11 per hour.

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