Valuing Care’s database of benchmark prices coupled with extensive experience of the market will bring independent knowledge and capacity to your organisation. We have developed a range of services to meet the growing demands of commissioning in the care sector.
Valuing Care can assess whether third party top up fees for individuals are representing the true cost of their care. By validating the providers residential base rate the company can then ascertain whether the additional costs are fair and reasonable. In addition, where self-funders require public sector funding, Valuing Care can cost the current fee rates and determine whether an individual negotiation can be made with the residential home to match the current base rate ceiling price.
Public sector organisations are faced with significant budgetary pressure and many are considering freezing fee rates across existing placements.
Where inflationary uplifts are available it is hard to know where this additional resource should be best directed to obtain maximum effect. To evidence that the fees are set at the correct level Valuing Care can provide you with independent analysis to support you through this process which will also consider the implications of the National Living Wage implementation.
“To give some feedback, we believe that the project has been delivered in a timely, efficient manner as per the requirements of the specification. We appreciated throughout the support offered by VCFM and the proactive nature in which providers were engaged and encouraged to respond. “
Craig Barlow Business Manager, Commissioning & Contracting, City of Stoke-on-Trent