Issue details

Adult Social Care - Fair Cost of Care


This report will provide details of the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund, the purpose of which is to support councils to move towards paying providers a fair cost of care and to prepare their local markets for Adult Social Care reform.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of a Cabinet meeting to be held in private. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice. The Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed, in accordance with Section 5 (procedures prior to private meetings) of the above regulations, that this matter is both urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 7 March 2023 to ensure that required publication timescales, as specified by the Department of Health and Social Care, are adhered to. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/12/2022

Decision due: 7 Feb 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor David Brake

Lead director: Lee-Anne Farach

Contact: Jackie Brown, Assistant Director Adult Social Care Email: Tel: 01634 332363.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Health and Adult Social Care

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