Social Care

Calculating the Fair Cost of Care

The Prime Minister in September 2020 announced the goal of establishing a sustainable care market for care providers. This need has been accelerated by the release of the government’s policy paper “Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund”, which sets out that the government will be providing funding to support local authorities moving towards paying providers a fair rate of care.

All councils in England are now required to urgently carry out a ‘fair cost of care exercise’ as detailed in the policy paper and further guidance released by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 24th March 2022.

Improving Your Social Care Services

With reduction in funding and increases in demand for social care services, delivering outcomes for vulnerable residents and preventing future demand is more challenging than ever before. The rising number of people needing social care and thus the rising costs of it means that there is continuous pressure on council budgets. Coupled with this is the new need to establish a sustainable care market for care providers.

We can see a greater need for improving the way we manage and calculate the fair cost of delivering care.

Through more than 10 years of research and experience, we have been looking at the future for local public services and have created a dynamic and sustainable solution that can have a real impact on these social care services.

Our Fair Cost of Care Solution

iESE has delivered the Care Home Cost of Care Tool on behalf of CHIP (delivered by ADASS and the LGA) which is free to all councils (and any 3rd parties working with councils on cost of care) and providers to use. 

The tool is built on the existing web based CareCubed platform and aims to support both councils and care providers in future cost of care work. 

CareCubed, is already used in more than 100 councils and care providers across the UK. CareCubed has been developed in partnership with both commissioning authorities and care providers and has already handled more than 50,000 cost of care assessments. 

Andrew Larner, CEO at IESE said “We are confident that our 16 years of research and development into fair price fair care creates a platform which can bring transparency to care commissioners and care providers alike. As a not for profit, social enterprise, for the good of the sector we will ensure that this is an intuitive tool that will help to drive the future of care services across the country. We are very excited to be selected as the technology partner for the fair cost of care exercise and we look forward to working with partners to deliver positive outcomes for councils, providers, and residents.”

Read Our Case Studies on Social Care

IESE’s solutions to overcome your social care challenges

Click on the image to find out more.

Latest News on Social Care

Diving into the Future

We see an increasing priority for local/hyper local regeneration, inclusive growth, sustainability, and renewal to build vibrant communities.

Future of Care Systems

A new human-centred approach is needed to unleash the potential for better workflows in our new cloud-based world to meet the needs of today.

Market Leading Care Tool

Market Leading Tool CareCubed offers a transparent solution to help councils and providers come to an agreement on the cost of placements.

Safeguarding Children App

MindOfMyOwn helps safeguard vulnerable children during lockdown with app to help get their voices heard and participate in decisions made about their lives.

CareCubed Combats Coronavirus

CareCubed, which helps commissioners and providers calculate the fair cost of care placements, shown to be a valuable tool during the coronavirus crisis.

Over 40s Social Care Tax

Social care premium: a new tax announced for over 40s, retirees and employers to fund the spiralling costs of social care…

Follow us on social media for more content

Contact Us

To access the fair cost of care tool, please click on the relevant button below.

If you would like to speak to us directly, please email carecubed@iese.org.uk and a member of the iESE Team will be in touch with you shortly.

By filling out the form above you are consenting to our use of your details to process your request and follow up contact regarding the information that you are requesting. To read more about our GDPR compliance, please go to the iESE Privacy Statement page.

 

Alternatively you can email us directly at enquiries@iese.org.uk.

What is your latest public sector challenge?