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Consultation on the proposed changes to the Charging and Financial Assessment Policy for Adult Social Care and Support Services

Hull City Council is seeking your opinion  on the changes it is proposing to make to its Charging and Financial Assessment Policy.

People in different areas of the country currently pay different amounts for the adult social care support they receive. This means that people in Hull sometimes pay less for the adult social care support they receive compared to other places, and sometimes they pay more. For example, at present, everyone in Hull who receives the higher rate of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance – Care, and Personal Independence Payment – Care are automatically given a disregard of £27.45 to pay for night time care although they may not actually be receiving or paying for night time care. The changes the Council are proposing aim to rectify this so that the cost of support in Hull will be more consistent with the rest of the country. The proposed changes also give details of the Council's minimum income guarantee and what will and will not be taken into account when working out charges for adult social care support.

You can find out more about the changes Hull City Council is proposing to make and give your opinions on them by completing the survey online at

http://www.hull.gov.uk/resident/adult-support-services/charging-and-financial-assessment-consultation

HERIB would encourage our members and their families to take part in this consultation and we are happy to provide support through our Community Advice Officers or centre based staff for any of our members who may need help/support to complete the survey.

Closing date: 24th October 2017