Wales Charging Policy update


On 9th April 2018, changes came into effect which change some of the arrangements by which local authorities are able to charge for the social care and support they provide or arrange.

These changes are introduced by amendments to the regulations and code of practice governing charging under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. The main changes consist of:

•The capital limit applicable in charging for residential care increasing from £30,000 to £40,000

•The capital limit in relation to charging for non-residential care remains at £24,000

•A resident’s minimum income amount (MIA) applicable in charging for residential care increasing from £27.50 per week to £28.50 per week

•The maximum weekly charge applicable in charging for non-residential care increasing from £70 per week to £80 per week

Regulations

The regulations which make these changes can be accessed via the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2018/123/pdfs/wsi_20180123_mi.pdf