In early 2022, Durham County Council contacted Valuing Care to discuss project support capacity in completing their Fair Cost of Care requirements for the DHSC. All of the data collected used the LGA toolkit so that a common approach could be taken regionally on reporting and data recording. The project will leave Durham County Council with a verified statistical sample that has been benchmarked against Valuing Care’s own internal models.
It was agreed that domiciliary care support provided the best approach and Valuing Care were tasked with the following:
• Understanding the current cost structure through surveying the market
• Managing the data collection process
Read more on what Valuing Care were tasked with and what is planned here.