15. Equality Impact Assessment
The Adult Care Services and Commissioners have considered the impact that adopting this Charging and Financial Assessment Framework and the individual policies within it may have on the diverse communities in Bath and North East Somerset, and in particular residents in possession of ‘protected characteristics’ as set out in the Equality Act 2010.
The consultation findings were reviewed and the results report can be viewed online (or hard copy on request).
The Councils acknowledges that there could be some negative impact on older people and those with disabilities, however the safeguards placed within the charging framework such as the minimum income guarantee and on-going monitoring of the use of services will minimise this.