CareCubed Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council Manages Care Costs with CareCubed

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The Challenge

  • Develop a consistent approach to Wiltshire Council’s process and pricing for sourcing individual placements for people with specialist care needs
  • Increase visibility of placement price calculations (both care and accommodation costs)
  • Consistent and accurate benchmarking
  • Reduce cost variation and bring equity across the market
  • Stabilise the Learning Disability Residential Care
  • Wiltshire market


The Solution

  • Use of the new online CareCubed tool to manage learning disability and autism placements
  • Use of CareCubed to identify inconsistencies in the assessment of needs – a key factor in the variation in prices
  • Training for assessment staff with clarification of guidance
  • The opportunity to separate the care costs from the hotel
  • costs both on an individual and provider-by-provider basis
  • An asset-based approach to assessment and use of three
  • conversations model
  • A project to manage the work flow
  • Evidence based approach to risk sharing and negotiations


Why CareCubed?

  • CareCubed is a secure online tool to support open and transparent negotiation of costs for specialist care placements
  • CareCubed is built on a decade of experience from its predecessor, the Care Funding Calculator, and continues to be developed with professional input via user forums
  • CareCubed provides a structured, person-centred and consistent approach to recording needs and a clear baseline of costs for negotiation between commissioner and provider, as well as a mechanism for evaluating the impact of change



  • Consistent approach that is fully embedded into Wiltshire Council’s care costing processes, using CareCubed as the fundamental pricing mechanism for their LD and autism placement contracts
  • Clarity of benchmark costs for placements, informing current prices and as a baseline for discussion of changes to needs and/or costs
  • Negotiation meetings with providers resulting in some costs decreasing, some costs increasing and other costs staying the same
  • Alongside the increase in costs, a cost avoidance of approx. £605kpa has been achieved
  • Positive and open engagement with care providers
  • Improved working relationships both internally and
  • externally
  • Clarity of split between care needs and hotel costs
  • A more robust quality assurance process


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