The Care Act and Southampton City Council’s charging policy

Southampton City Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the Adult Social Care Charging Policy. There are two significant reasons as to why Southampton City Council are proposing to amend their current charging policy for adult social care. Firstly, Adult Social Care is now governed by new legislation. From 1 April 2015 the Care Act became a live piece of legislation which gives local authorities different powers and responsibilities. Secondly, the council are currently implementing a transformation programme within the city. The aims are to improve the services that residents receive from Southampton City Council. This consultation covers a number of proposals which we would like your opinion on. These topics are:



•Deferred Payments Scheme


The consultation is running until Wednesday 20 April 2016.