Decision details

Care Home and Home Support Rates

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Nationally fair cost of care exercise has been undertaken, this was an opportunity for local authority commissioners and local care providers to work together to arrive at a shared understanding of what it costs to run quality and sustainable care provision in the local area and that is reflective of local circumstances. This year we have engaged local providers to shape and improve the local social care sector and identify improvements in relation to workforce, quality of care delivered, and choice available for people who draw on care.


We have set our rates this year based on engagement with Kirklees Care Association. We have reflected the rates to respond to pressures and feedback from the sector within resources available and the decisions are taken within the delegated powers that I have.


The uplifts will be applied by Client Financial Affairs and are effective from 10 April 2023.


Care Home Rates


In addition to the fees set out above, in respect of Service Users who are assessed as ‘requiring the help of a registered nurse’, a nationally agreed Funded Nursing Care payment is paid by the NHS.


Home Support Rate


Standard        £22.80

Rural              £27.48


Background Information:


Budget papers agreed at Council meeting of 8th March 2023 which set out the resource envelope available and a delegation to agree the rates.

Publication date: 22/03/2023

Date of decision: 09/03/2023