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2022 - 2023 Fees Consultation

The report on proposed Sefton Adult Social Care 2022/23 fees which is due to be considered by Cabinet on 26th May has been published.

 Please see agenda item 4 in the following link -

 As you will note, the proposals are that the increases are higher than those originally consulted on.

We will contact providers after the report has been considered on 26th May, regarding the Cabinet decisions made and the associated timeframes for implementation of the decisions.


The formal consultation in relation to the 2022/2023 market uplift for Care Homes is from the 28th of February 2022 to midnight on the 10th of April 2022.

The main purpose of the consultation is for you to share your views with us in relation to the current annual fee proposals for 2022/23 which is very important in relation to informing the final recommendations for decision by the Council.

The detail of the letter sent to providers on the 28th of February 2022 can be found here:

Care Home Fees Consultation letter (pdf 239KB)

The Council are proposing a 6.61% increase to fees which subject to consultation will be applicable from the 1st of April 2022.   

We held a focussed consultation meeting with providers on the 8th of March 2022 and held a second consultation meeting on the 6th April. We have also sent letters to providers on the 28th February and 1st April, outlining the proposal. 

The main purpose of the consultation meeting is for you to share your views with us in relation to the fee proposals. If you have any specific support requirements in relation to your attendance at the consultation meeting please contact

The presentation for the meeting 8th March is available here:

Care Home fees consultation presentation (pdf 321KB)

The presentation for the meeting on the 6th April is available here:

2022 23 Care Home Fees Consultation 6Th April 2022 (pdf 256KB)

We will provide throughout the consultation a Q&A dialogue on our webpage to ensure that we are both open and transparent in our consultation, which following its close will contribute to the final recommendations in relation to the fee proposals which will be put forward to Cabinet for decision.

Care Home Fee Setting 2022 23 Q&A Document (word 35KB)

The initial Equality Impact Assessment can be found here:

Interim Equality Impact Assessment Care Home Fees (word 49KB)

The Equality Impact Assessment will be updated throughout the life of the consultation based on the feedback received. The final Equality Impact Assessment will be provided as an Appendix to the Cabinet Report and will be published on the provider web page.

The feedback provided during the consultation will inform the final recommended fee proposals for respective services to Cabinet.

The timeline for the consultation and through to decision can be found here:

2022 - 2023 Fee Consultation Timeline (pdf 92KB)

If as a provider you have questions or comments to make about the consultation process or in relation to the proposed fee increase please do so by emailing

We very much welcome your questions and responses and will continue to update you throughout the consultation.   

Care and Provider Updates

Below are care and provider updates.  These are the most recent.  If you would like past copies of the updates, please contact  These updates are web-based.  If you would like any of the information discussed in the updates, please contact Jayne.

Care And Support Provider Letter 4Th March Final (word 119KB)

COVID-19 Vaccination 

From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless exempt. 

These regulations require registered persons (service providers) at all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes (which provide accommodation together with nursing or personal care) to ensure that anyone who works or volunteers in the indoor premises of that care home must demonstrate that they have been vaccinated or have an exemption.

Direct Payments

Direct Payments Info can be found here 

Resource Packs

North West Care Home Resource Pack - November 2021

The UK Health Security Agency’s Care Home Acute Respiratory Resource Pack is available for Care Homes which includes key messages and contact numbers as well as information on prevention of Acute respiratory infection, management of respiratory infection cases and outbreaks, testing and PPE.

NW Care Home Resource Pack - Nov 2021 (word 979KB)


Sefton Council and South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCGs want to support you in whatever way we can during this crisis period and one of the ways was to develop the Education and Training Programme for Care Providers. 

The document below highlights the key areas where there are free education and supporting resources available for you and your staff not only on a national level but what’s available locally here in Sefton.

The resources contained within this document are also available can be accessed via Sefton Council’s Learner Management System. Further information explaining how to access the online version can be found on page 8 of the document. 

This document and the electronic version will be regularly reviewed to include updates as we receive them and will be shaped to meet your need. If you have any suggestions as to what else needs to be included please let us know by emailing Louise Kearney, Learning and Development Officer at

Training can be found here

Mental Health Training

Find the MerseyCare training information for Mental Health support here


Last Updated on Monday, June 13, 2022

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