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Fair Cost of Care and Market Sustainability Plan

In December 2021, Government announced their intentions to reform social care which included a requirement for Local Authorities to undertake a Fair Cost of Care exercise and to complete a Market Sustainability Plan.

The exercise required Local Authorities to survey and engage with over 65’s Care Homes (both residential and nursing) and 18+ Home Care providers to better understand the costs of delivering care across West Northamptonshire. Government confirmed that “Fair” meant the median cost of delivering care. 

Government also required West Northamptonshire Council to complete a report which outlines the current position of the care market, sustainability issues and plans to address them.

West Northamptonshire has completed both of these requirement and are now in a position to publish the outcome, including the supporting documentation.

Last updated 27 March 2023