England’s largest councils have backed government plans to introduce a cap on care – but warn that it must be fully-funded otherwise it will inadvertently push services, care providers and councils closer to breaking point.
The recommendation for a fully-costed cap comes in this new report which sets out the County Councils Network’s policy positions on adult social care, ahead of the forthcoming government green paper. In addition, there are recommendations on:
- Design: making Part M Lifetime Home compliant
- Adaptations: aligning DFGs with social care objetives
- Planning: differentiate retirement housing from general use housing
- Strategic needs assessments (SHOP)
There is also a section covering housing and a case study on Hampshire County Council’s extra care housing strategy.