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Fair Cost of Care

One chance to influence future strategy. Let's make the most of it.

Have you submitted your data yet?

Fair Cost of Care is a national exercise led by DHSC.

As part of the market review DHSC has asked Local Authorities to undertake a local ‘fair cost of care’ exercise and report the results so these can be reviewed centrally. In a guidance document for Local Authorities entitled “Market sustainability and fair cost of care fund 2022 to 2023: guidance”, published 24 March 2022 the DHSC outlined its expectations of Local Authorities.This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for care providers to provide evidence to Government about the gap between current funding levels and the cost of delivering care.

MKB Care is strongly supportive of this exercise and we will do as much as possible to enable you to engage and submit data.

Only care homes (residential and nursing for older people) and home care for people aged 18+ are eligible for this FCOC exercise.

There are separate routes for you to engage depending on your service.

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Home Care

Care Homes

Further information

An email address has been provided for queries about the guidance and the exercise as a whole:

Or you can email the Care Provider Alliance in confidence

Additional webinars and other support are being provided for you if you're not sure about your next steps in engaging and submitting data to the national Fair Cost of Care exercise.


You can find the additional webinars in our Events listing

If you are still on the fence about whether to engage with the Fair Cost of Care exercise, Dr Jane Townson, CEO of the Homecare Association (HCA) and Professor Martin Green, CEO of Care England and Chair of the Care Provider Alliance (CPA), have produced a video highlighting the importance of completing the cost of care exercise. The video can be found here.


All of our local areas are using the national tools.

Ernst Young is leading the data collection for Bucks and should have been in touch with eligible services already.

Please engage and submit your data

One chance to influence future strategy. Let's make the most of it.

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