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Older People Residential and Nursing Uplifts

Uplifts for 2022/23

All Older People Residential placements made by ECC prior to the 31st March 2022 in homes within the ECC administrative area will be uplifted by 6.1% from 1st April 2022 and capped at a maximum price of £685.72. Nursing placements made by ECC prior to the 31st March 2022 in nursing homes within the ECC administrative area will be uplifted by 6.4% from 1st April 2022 and capped at a maximum price of £835.03. 

As of the 1st July 2022 Essex have applied an additional increased to all new and existing residential and nursing placements delivered by the IRN framework and spot placements made prior to the 31st March 2022 in homes within ECC administrative area by an additional 0.75% capped at the maximum price of £690.90 for residential care and £841.26 for nursing care.  This should show on the July 2022 schedules.

All queries related to Older People Residential and Nursing uplifts can be emailed to IRN.ProjectTeam@essex.gov.uk

Previous Uplifts

Uplift for 2021/22

All Older People Residential placements made by ECC prior to the 1st April 2019 in homes within the ECC administrative area will be uplifted by 2.1% from 1st April 2021 and capped at a maximum price of £646.31. Nursing placements made by ECC prior to the 1st April 2019 in nursing homes within the ECC administrative area will be uplifted by 2.4% from 1st April 2021 and capped at a maximum price of £784.77. We are aiming for these uplifts to be applied by the end of April 2021.

Existing IRN providers Price Uplift 2021

From 1 June 2021 residential care price points will increase by 2.1% and residential nursing price points will increase by 2.5%. For example, if you are currently on price point 10 for Basildon residential, from 1st June you will automatically be moved on to the uplifted price point 10 for that area and care type, until your revised pricing submission takes effect.

Revised pricing selected via the refresh process will then take effect from the 1st August 2021. This will also be when new providers that have had a successful tender submission go live on the IRN framework.

All providers must be registered on this portal ahead of the publication date.

All placements made by ECC prior to the 1st April 2018 will be uplifted by 2% from 1st April 2020 capped at a maximum price of £632.94 for residential care and £765.66 for nursing. We are aiming for these uplifts to be applied by the end of May.

Given the current situation the annual Integrated Residential and Nursing framework refresh exercise has been suspended until further notice, as this is a time-consuming exercise for both care home providers and ECC staff when we are all rightly focusing our attention on supporting our vulnerable adults. We are currently looking at mechanisms to apply an uplift to new rates and will be in touch with providers shortly to advise you of our plans in this area.

 

Payments for this period will be applied along with the uplift for 2020/21. Qualifying payments will be made to all placements made by ECC prior to the 1st April 2017.  2% will be applied from 1st April 2019, capped at a maximum price of £593.74 for residential care and £724.36 for nursing. The backdated element of this uplift is currently being calculated and will be paid as a lump sum

 

Last updated: 29/07/2022