The London Borough of Merton Council Care Act Assessments
Valuing Care has completed over 270 Care Act Assessments and Reviews on behalf of the Borough as well as completing a placement audit for each case to highlight how prices compared to the company’s cost model. Remote access to the client database ensured that records could be recorded in real time. If a case was identified as above the model price then a more in depth costing report was produced and used to commence a negotiation with the provider and the outcome recorded in the “case notes” of the client database enabling the finance teams to make informed decisions about annual uplifts. The work commenced in the first week of March 2020 and has continued throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic with the Valuing Care team making use of available technology to support them to ensure that clients and their families were at the centre of the process.