Why are you doing this now?

We need to understand what is being bought on behalf of each person. This means that the person and their family know what to expect from the providers and we can prove that we are spending money wisely

The Fair and Affordable Care Policy says that we have a duty to make sure that we could not meet your needs for less money if you lived somewhere else.

“The Fair and Affordable Care Policy under the Care Act 2015 requires DCC to use its resources in a way that is fair for all of the people in Devon who require adult social care and to ensure that best value for DCC is achieved. Services provided will reflect the choice and preferences of individuals, whilst balancing the need to arrange care that is sufficient to meet eligible needs whilst always looking to make best value of the finite resources available” Where is this quote from?

From April 2016 the way we buy personal care services is changing. This means that anyone providing regulated services has to apply and be part of our new contractual framework. There is an opportunity for organisations operating Supported Living services to offer the regulated personal care service in partnership with others, in response to the Living Well @ Home tender. If they choose not to apply, or are unsuccessful, you need to be clear what services they offer that you are purchasing and what options you have for additional personal care services.

This will be considered in any revision of service arrangements for people being reviewed by this project.

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