Usual Maximum Expenditure Policy Consultation
Worcestershire County Council is committed to supporting people
to live full and independent lives within their local
Where people are eligible for social care support the aim is to
support them in a way that reflects their preferences and the
outcomes they wish to achieve through high quality services. The
County Council also has to operate within a defined financial limit
which is subject to government spending decisions, and which may
vary from time to time. It is important that account is taken of
the current available financial resources in all decision making.
Thus the County Council has a responsibility to ensure the
effective and efficient use of resources, taking account of the
needs of all individuals eligible for care and support.
In order to balance potentially conflicting responsibilities
(Duty of Care to the individual) and a duty to spend limited funds
available according to statutory regulations) the County Council is
proposing to introduce principles for decision making which
will lead to the allocation of resources to an individual and
a framework for identifying the usual maximum expenditure of a
care package to support an individual in their
Consultation has now ended.
For further details please see the Cabinet Minutes from 8th
November 2012 under the Minutes and Reports section of
Maximum Expenditure Policy Consultation
Maximum Expenditure Policy
Minutes and Reports
- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
Disability Living Allowance - Information from
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