In 2022 councils with responsibility for adult social care were required to complete a cost of care exercise to arrive at a shared understanding with providers of the local cost of providing care. This was linked to the social care charging reforms, which have now been delayed from October 2023 to October 2025.

The links below provide the context and the guidance for the exercise.

You can view the Portsmouth Cost of Care reports at the links below.

Our Market Sustainability Plan sets out the current sustainability of the 65+ care home market and the 18+ domiciliary care (care at home) market, the expected impact of future market changes, and the plans to start to address some of those issues.

You can view the Portsmouth Market Sustainability Plan at the link below.

We will continue to work with care providers across the city to further understand, shape plans and develop the detail needed to create the environment for a stable, secure care market in Portsmouth.