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Adult Social Care Market Shaping Statement, Market Sustainability and Oversight Plan and Fair Cost of Care Exercise

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Committee considered a report of the Director of Adult Health and Social Care seeking approval for Sheffield’s Market Shaping Statement, noting the proposal to develop further, more detailed, ‘Market Positions Statements’ through 2022 and 2023.




The report also updated the Committee on progress made towards meeting the Government’s requirement to conduct and report on a ‘Fair Cost of Care Exercise’ and ‘Market Sustainability Report’, which are due for submission on 14 October 2022.  It also contained (at Appendix 2) the Market Sustainability Development plan, which sets out how we will ensure that we fulfil our statutory duties as set out in the Care Act 2014, and how we will develop our October and February 2023 Fair Cost of Care submissions to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee:-




(a) approves Sheffield’s Market Shaping Statement, at Appendix 1 of the report;




(b) approves proposals to develop a range of Market Position Statements over the next 12 months;




(c) notes the progress being made towards making the required returns to Government to access its Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund (2022-23); and




(d) requests a further update in December 2022.




Reasons for Decision



The recommendations arise from the Council’s market shaping responsibilities and from the need to fulfil the conditions for receiving the DHSC’s Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund (2022-23).




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The development of Market Position Statements is consistent with the Council’s duty to oversee and, if necessary, to intervene in the market to ensure that people have a choice of good quality support providers to choose from should they need to draw on social care services, whether funded by themselves or from public funds.




The completion of the Fair Cost of Care Exercise is a mandatory requirement of the Department of Health and Social Care as a condition of accessing the funding described in the report.




There is therefore no alternative open to the Council other than to proceed with these exercises.




Publication date: 28/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee

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