Shared Lives - Payments

Shared lives uses three payments bands to profile the level of payment to a carer. Below with have provided broad indicative details of those payments against the different types of support you can offer. Our Shared Lives team will confirm what payments you would receive for the person(s) you are supporting.
Long term placements payments per week from 01/04/19
Band 1Band 2Band 3
£ 175.77 per week payment from Adult Social Care (exclusive of Housing Benefit and Service User contribution) £ 202.40 per week payment from Adult Social Care (exclusive of Housing Benefit and Service User contribution) £ 229.03 or £ 279.53 if discretionary £ 50.50 in payment per week from Adult Social Care (exclusive of Housing Benefit and Service User contribution)

Total to Carer per week including £ 130 Housing Benefit and Service User contribution

- £ 305.77

Total to Carer per week including £ 130 Housing Benefit and Service User contribution

- £ 332.40

  £ 359.03 or £ 409.53 if additional £ 50.50 discretionary payment is paid.

 

Long term placements as of 2 April 2019 - Supplementary information/other payments
Paid BreaksMileage allowance

Long term Shared Lives carers are entitled to 28 days paid break per year.  Throughout the period of the paid break, the Shared Lives carer will receive the Adult Social Care payment (based on the bandings above) and the Housing benefit element.

The service user will not make a personal contribution to the long term carer when they are being supported in alternative accommodation.

No new financial assessment will have to be made under fairer charging.

Social Workers will make extra provision for 28 days respite when costing the placement on an annual basis.  Therefore the costing should include 52 weeks at the long term placement rate and 28 nights/days at the respite rate. If a Shared Lives respite placement it to be used it should be based on the respite costings below.

The Shared Lives team will endeavour to arrange respite from another Shared Lives carer or the Social Worker will make alternative respite arrangements.

 

45p per mile to attend meetings or training arranged by the Shared Lives team.

Shared lives payments detailed below are for respite. They follow the same bandings as for long term care. If respite takes place for less than one week, divide the overall payment by 7 to give a daily rate.

Short term (respite) placement payments per week as of 2 April 2019 payable by Adult Social Care
Band 1Band 2Band 3
£ 312.88 (total to Carer per week) £ 339.52 (total to Carer per week) £ 366.14 or £ 416.64 if additional £ 50.50 discretionary payment is paid
There is a different rate for day services in Shared Lives. The charge can be delivered in one block or can be spread over the week. The rates below are per person that is supported.
Shared Lives - Day Services Costs
Band 2 Band 3
£ 5.32 per hour - Minimum 6 Hours ( £ 31.92 per day inclusive of meal) 

£ 7.45 per hour - Minimum 6 hours ( £ 44.70 per day inclusive of a meal)