Let's Agree to Agree

Let’s Agree to Agree is a toolkit for commissioners and providers of residential and nursing care for older people to assist with the complex process of seeking agreement on the cost of care in their local area. The aim is to produce an approach that will assist all parties to provide a sustainable cost model for care homes in Wales.

IPC was commissioned by the Welsh Government to develop a toolkit to provide a methodology which could be used by both commissioners of care and providers of care alike in their fee level setting process for placements of older people. The toolkit draws on methodologies used in Wales and elsewhere in the UK. It is also based on engagement which took place with health board and local authority commissioners, providers and other stakeholder representatives at a series of events and workshops. This collaborative approach has helped in understanding the issues which can prove challenging in the fee setting process for commissioners and providers, and in addressing these in the toolkit produced.