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CareCubed is a dynamic and sustainable tool with +10 years of experience in calculating the fair cost of care for different care provider settings. Used in more than 100 organisations across the UK, the tool is available for use in both Adults and Children’s services.
Built on a decade of experience with its predecessor, the Care Funding Calculator, the tool uses an evidence-based approach to give a clear baseline for care costs. It is used to bring clarity to the cost of care by both care commissioners (local authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups) as well as care providers.
What is CareCubed?
Managing care spend is a pressing issue for more than 200 local authorities with a social services responsibility. Our tool gives you the necessary clarity on the cost of specialist care in order to help you address this issue. CareCubed calculates the fair cost of care by determining a sustainable fee rate for different care settings reflecting on local costs and rates.
Calculating the Fair Cost of Care
We have been approached by many of our Local Authority customers asking whether we can offer a solution for the cost of care exercise detailed shortly before Christmas in the government’s policy paper – Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund.
The answer is YES! This means you are able to avoid the need for expensive consultancy projects as a short term solution and can have a medium to long term solution in place at a much lower cost.
CareCubed is a dynamic and sustainable tool built on 10+ years of experience in calculating the fair cost of care for different care provider settings.
What are the Benefits to CareCubed?
CareCubed brings significant enhancements to the modelling of fair care costs in line with changing patterns of care provision, as well as ease of use on mobile devices, a fresher user interface and enhanced support for ‘What If’ options and analysis and collaboration within and across organisations.
The benefits of CareCubed for your organisation include:
- Evidence that the organisation has calculated the fair cost of care using current and local rates
- Savings on current placement prices
- Cost avoidance through greater visibility and control over price increases
- Consistency of approach for local authority staff and providers
- Evidence to inform organisations in shaping their local care market
We are now offering implementation support to ensure a smooth transition of adopting this tool in your organisation. We want to make sure that you reap the full benefits from CareCubed and are using it to its full potential with maximum impact to help you achieve your social care goals.
CareCubed Case Studies
With CareCubed being used in more than 100 organisations across the UK to calculate the fair price of care, we are always looking to share their success stories – and what achievements they have been!
Click on the carousel below to have a read about how CareCubed has brought significant savings and numerous benefits to some of our CareCubed users.
Download the CareCubed Brochure
If you’d like to read more information about the tool and how it works, you can download the brochure by clicking on the button below.
Which Local Authorities Are Using CareCubed?
CareCubed is the market-leading sustainable and dynamic care pricing calculator which is currently used in over 60 local authorities across the UK. The highlighted areas in the map below shows who is currently using CareCubed.
CareCubed User Forums
We hold monthly online user forums to help ensure our users are getting the most out of the fair care costing tool. This is an opportunity to bring our users together to share the tool’s latest developments and give us the chance to hear their thoughts and opinions to make sure the tool is meeting all their needs. The forums are free to attend and take place online via Microsoft Teams.
The CareCubed Community
We have created an exclusive online community for our CareCubed Users in local government to share their experiences and collaborate with others using the tool, and also contribute new ideas towards the continued development of the tool to calculate the fair cost of care. The community is currently going through an invitation-only pilot, with the plan to roll it out to ALL USERS in local government in the near future.
The CareCubed Charter
Our fair care fair price charter developed in conjunction with councils and providers aims to act as a protocol for users and sets the expected behaviour and principles for both parties when using CareCubed, but also more broadly through the commissioning process. It is hoped that by actively applying the principles within the charter, commissioners and providers are more likely to build trust and mutual respect, achieve a better balance of risk and streamline the negotiation process.
The overarching aim is to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for people who rely on care and support services, through the effective use of resources and with providers and commissioners working as partners. It’s our aspiration for the principles outlined in the charter to become industry standard around information and data management in person-centred care practice.
We invite all local authorities and care providers to ‘sign up’ to the principles outlined in the charter. Click on the button below to view the charter and sign up.
Hear from our CareCubed Users
Want to hear what our users have to say about our tool? Check out our video below which was filmed at our last in-person CareCubed User Forum in February 2020.
"Using CareCubed has helped us to stabilise our market in a fair and equitable way. It has provided us with robust benchmarking data across our market, which gives us clear evidence to be able to enter into a robust and business-based discussion with our providers on a fair price. This has changed our conversations and enabled us to move our relationships to a more positive and focussed place."
Hazel Matthews, Assistant Head of Service Specialist Commissioning, Wiltshire Council
"The training was great and it was good to see that you have people from iESE that have been practitioners, people who have worked operationally in social work and for provider organisations, so you’re not just about the IT"
Marion Kelly, Programme Lead in the Department of Health and Wellbeing, Bradford Council
"We’ve never had anything as transparent, equitable, and user friendly as CareCubed"
Victoria Bayley, Lead Commissioner, Specialist Commissioning Team, Wiltshire Counci
“CareCubed is an evidence-based tool that uses an effective combination of verified national benchmarking data, local intelligence and individual outcomes to facilitate a meaningful dialogue between commissioners and providers”
Kate Alcock, Commissioning Manager, Adult Social Care, Cornwall Council
The training was great and it was good to see that you have people from iESE that have been practitioners, people who have worked operationally in social work and for provider organisations, so you’re not just about the IT
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