Cambridgeshire County Council is proposing making changes to the Council’s Fairer Contributions Policy. We are doing this to help deal with the financial challenges facing the Council, due to greater demand for our services and a reduction in funding from Government.
The Fairer Contributions Policy explains the amount a person will need to pay for social care support (their contribution). The aim of the Policy is to make sure that the amount a person pays for support is fair, based on their ability to pay, and in proportion to the level of support they receive. The Council’s Fairer Contributions Policy is available here:
The Council works out what a person needs to pay by completing a financial assessment. The financial assessment looks at a person’s income and savings and works out how much they will need to pay towards their support and what the Council will pay.
The proposed changes to the Policy will affect how the Council asks for contributions towards the cost of some of our care and support services. We are doing this to ensure that people are contributing fair and affordable amounts towards the costs of the care and support services they use.
Therefore, the Council is now holding a consultation on four proposed changes to the Fairer Contributions Policy. The details of the proposed changes to the Policy are listed in the survey below.
Please complete the following survey to let us know your views by 23 February 2018.
This survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. Please click "next" below to begin the survey. On clicking "next" you confirm you are happy for your response to be used in the consultation analysis and results. Your responses may be included as valid answers, even if you do not click "Submit" at the end of the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey or would like copies of the survey in an alternative format (such as large print or Easy Read) then please contact:
Wendy Ballard, Financial Assessment Team Leader
Cambridgeshire County Council
Tel: 01223 743777
Address: Fairer Contributions Policy Consultation, Cambridgeshire County Council, Box No: SH1217, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP