Shropshire Council

Review of rates for Commissioning of Residential and Nursing Beds

  • Period: 18 March 2019 - 26 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Commissioning
  • Type: Public

This consultation document seeks 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

We are seeking views of all parties with an interest in the prices we pay for beds so that relevant views and evidence can be considered in deciding the best way forward.

These proposals relate to the administrative area of Shropshire Council.

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). The report of this assessments is available on the Council’s website.

This consultation will run from 18 March 2019 and will conclude on 26 April 2019.

After the consultation:
We plan to issue a summary of responses on the Council’s website after the closing date of the consultation.

Following analysis of feedback, the findings will be submitted to Cabinet in July 2019.



Councillor Lee Chapman
Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

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


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