Issue details

Fair Cost of Care Exercise and Market Sustainability Plan

Cabinet will be asked to approve a report and market sustainability plan that determines a fair level of pay to care providers. Central Government has mandated the exercise as it requires knowledge of local markets before the Funding Reform changes in Adult Social Care.


The decision will be to approve the submissions to the DHSC.


NB: There has been allocated funding from Central Government to fund the

implementation of this cost rise and to carry out the exercise, meaning this decision is not looking to approve council spending out of the existing budget for 2022/2023.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2022

Decision due: Not before 28th Sep 2022 by Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead director: Director, Adult Social Care & Health

Contact: Lucy Sullivan-Allsop Email:

Consultation process

The established fair rate is achieved by the exercise that consults all homecare and care home providers in Havering within the scope.


The project and decision will be monitored by the project Governance board, which consists of the Director or Adult Social Care and other partners and meets every 3 weeks.


In addition all Business Partners in oneSource will be consulted.