Increase in charges for adult care in Derbyshire

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Only people with ‘substantial’ needs will qualify for council support for adult social care in Derbyshire as part of efforts to save £60 million by 2018.

Derbyshire County Council has agreed to change who qualifies for council care and support at home by raising the eligibility threshold for ongoing support from ‘higher moderate’ to ‘substantial’.

The financial contribution people make towards their own care will also rise. Residents with more than £50,000 in capital, excluding their main home, will have to pay all their own costs.

Service users will also be charged £5 per day for transport to day care services and other activities.

A report will go to cabinet next month before final decisions on the amounts people may be asked to pay.