Taxpayers are typically now paying £1177 a week to fund residential accommodation for those with learning disabilities in the City.
Catering for those with physical disabilities can cost around £1465 a week.
Dozens of examples of care charges have been revealed in a response to a Freedom of information request http://tinyurl.com/care-costs-York
A scrutiny committee will be told tomorrow that an overspend of £2.6 million is being forecast on the York Councils Adult Social Services budget. They are being told that Adult care could account for 50% of the Council expenditure within the next 10 years.
The report explains, “With developments in medical science young people with complex needs are living for longer and moving from children’s services to adult services, where they can need intensive support to keep them safe and able to live a full life. 35 young people have moved from children’s to adult services in the last 2 years, which is a trend we would not have seen even 5 years ago”.
The York Council has admitted that it will not meet many of its quality and speed targets in Social Services. These include:
• A failure to place adults in settle accommodation
• Delayed discharges from hospital
• Delayed care assessments
We think that it is time to conduct an in depth investigation into the performance of Social Services in York and for all the options for improvement to be publicised.