Trafford Council aims to support people to remain at home and to be as independent as possible for as long as possible. It is important to support people to maximise their income and ensure we prevent debt from developing. Adults with care and support needs contribute to the cost of their care in line with the Care Act 2014.
The Council's current Adult Social Care Charging Policy was last reviewed in 2015 to reflect the legislation and guidance provided as a result of the introduction of the Care Act 2014. A separate Debt Recovery (DR) policy was also devised at this time in order to ensure a consistent and transparent approach to debt recovery.
To support people to remain at home the Council has a fund called the Disabled Facilities Grant (to adapt the person's home). The DFG application, means test and recovery processes are detailed in its Regulatory Reform Order (RRO) which was last updated in 2011.
The Council is now consulting on changes to these policies. The public consultation began on Friday 28 September 2018 and closes on Friday 21 December 2018.
For more details, and information on focus groups where you can discuss these proposals, please visit the Adult Social Care Proposed Changes Consultation 2019 page on Trafford Council's website.