As you may know, the Council introduced changes in April 2015 to the way we work out the contribution people make towards their non-residential costs. When the changes were introduced, this meant some people who had previously paid nothing had to pay something towards the cost of their care. Therefore, to help support those who had been receiving free care but would now need to pay, a £30 per week cap on charges was also agreed for 12 months from April 2015.
We then consulted with people in October 2015 on how we intended to remove the cap on charges and the timescales for this.The outcome of the consultation was that the majority of respondents favoured a gradual removal of the cap from April 2016 to April 2019. The cap would then be removed altogether.
The council would now like your views about bringing forward the removal of the cap from April 2017.
For further information about the proposed changes please read the consultation document.
How to respond
The Council has some different options for removing the cap and would like your feedback. Your views are very important, to respond to the survey you can either:
The response form can be returned by:
- handing in the form at one of the day centres
- handing in the form at one of our Solihull Connect walk in centres or Solihull Connect Local hubs
- returning your form by post to: Income & Awards, PO Box 8118, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 9WZ
- The consultation closes on Monday 23 January 2017.
The last day you can return your response form by post is Thursday 19 January 2017.