Public Consultation review of Residential and Nursing Bed Rates

Start Date:
18th March 2019

End Date:
26th April 2019

Start Time:

End Time:

Shropshire Council are seeking views on the review of the published rates for residential and nursing beds funded by Shropshire Local Authority. The document:

  1. Outlines the commissioning policy direction to create a sustainable market place
  2. Sets out a proposed model and rates for the purposes of the consultation to seek views on the review of the currently published rates.

Shropshire Council wish to receive feedback from anyone with an interest in the prices they pay for beds so that relevant views and evidence can be considered in deciding the best way forward.

Impact assessment:
The Proposed review of Residential and Nursing Bed Rates consultation document has been subject to an Equality and Social Inclusion Impact Assessment (ESIIA)


Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care writes:

“Our transformed adult social work model is based upon a clear set of principles that includes maximising the use of resources and developing resilient communities.

Shropshire Council believes that creating and maintaining a sustainable and vibrant market place that offers real choice for individuals who need residential and nursing care is vital in Shropshire.

We also want to facilitate key partnerships with local communities and work collaboratively with our partners to provide high standards in care to meet the care needs of our residents.

Our current arrangements for commissioning of residential and nursing beds is being reviewed to ensure that we can meet the evolving needs of our population.  This is during a time of significant change in the way that public services are funded, commissioned and delivered. We need to work with our provider market to ensure that the way we commission residential and nursing care is fair, supports a sustainable market and allows the Council to demonstrate value for money.

The scale of pressures for the county, including an aging population and downward funding from central government means that we need to do things differently to make a permanent improvement for our residents and communities.

We are suggesting a new approach for commissioning and funding of Local Authority funded beds in residential and nursing care homes.

This is the beginning of the review and starts with a consultation on the review of the rates used for the commissioning of beds in residential and nursing homes.

We hope you will share your views”.
Lee Chapman

Click below for related documents including questionnaire:




Click here to go to Shropshire Council Survey enabling you to send your views.

Note this Consultation ends on Friday 26th April 2019

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