Councils adopt ‘funding calculator’ to determine what they’ll pay for learning disability placements
A “Care Funding Calculator” developed by the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEP) has been offered to local authorities to assist them in working out how much they should pay for learning disabilities services.
Created in April this year with a three year funding package of £185 million from Communities and Local Government RIEP is a network of councils, fire authorities and other local services set up to help councils deliver the outcomes set through Local Area Agreements by supporting them to become more efficient, innovative and engaging with their citizens.
RIEP says the care funding calculator – a highly sophisticated spreadsheet which was developed with the involvement of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, – allows both provider and commissioning staff to assess a fair price for residential care and supported living arrangements for service users. The calculator is being offered to all English adult care departments following successfu