Decision details

Equitable Contributions - Day Care & Transport

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




1.  That the current policy be fully implemented and that all service users be asked to contribute the full cost of putting in place the arrangements for meeting needs, based on their assessed income and savings.


2. That these changes take effect:


a. for transport provided from 8 September 2019, and


b. for the day care element, to be increased in two stages; 50% for care provided from 8 September, followed by full cost to be payable for care received from 6 October 2019 to provide some mitigation for the move towards the full assessed contribution for meeting care costs.


Reasons for Decisions


The policy with regards to full cost charging was previously agreed by the predecessor Dorset County Council. The proposed implementation date of 8 September 2019 gives enough time for appropriate communications and support for those that would be affected by the changes.


The stepped increase for day care contributions provides some mitigation for the move towards the full assessed contribution to meet care costs.

Report author: Mathew Kendall

Publication date: 26/07/2019

Date of decision: 25/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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