Have your say on adult social care charges policy

Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale residents can help shape a new policy about how the Council charges for the care and support it provides to adults.

The Council is asking for local people’s feedback on its Charges Policy for Care and Support Services. This explains how the Council works out what people pay towards the cost of their Council-funded adult social care. Contributions are based on the person’s income, savings and ability to pay, national legislation and Government guidelines.

Adult social care can be:

  • Residential – the Council arranges long-term, respite and short-stay residential care services for people who are eligible for care and support in a residential or nursing home.
  • Non-residential – the Council arranges community-based services (including home care, day centres and community care alarms) for people eligible for care and support to remain independent in their own homes. It also makes direct payments to enable people to make their own arrangements to meet their care and support needs.

The Charges Policy will be applied fairly to everyone and in most circumstances, a person will need to fund part or all of their residential care and support.

Cllr Josh Fenton-Glynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Wellbeing, said:

“One of our key roles as a council is to help people who need care and support. This is a big part of our priority to reduce inequalities. We want people in Calderdale to live well and age well, to live long, healthy, happy and independent lives.

“Nationally, demand for care and support services is growing. So, we need to look at how we provide and charge for our adult social care services, and we’re asking local people to have their say. We will use their feedback to make sure we continue to give the highest quality services possible.

“Our new Charges Policy ensures a clear, consistent, transparent and fair approach to care cost contributions for everyone.”

To have your say through the Council’s online survey about the adult social care charging policy, please visit

Guidance on paying for your care and support is available at

To ask the Council for a paper form to complete the survey, or to request an easy-read version of the guidance on paying for your care and support, please email

The survey closes at 9am on Monday 30 October 2023.

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