Information for care providers

Social Care Reforms: Fair Cost of Care Reports and final Market Sustainability Plan

Reading Borough Council has a strong commitment to working with care providers in the borough to ensure overall market sustainability whilst making effective and efficient use of public funds.

As part of the Social Care Reforms which have now been delayed by the Government to October 2025, all authorities were asked to carry out fair cost of care exercises across the following markets:

  • Care homes for older people (65+), and
  • Regulated domiciliary care for adults (18+).

The two documents below represent the outcome of these exercises for Reading Borough Council.

The final Market Sustainability Plan which is available here:

For further information on the Fair Cost of Care exercise in Reading, please contact:
The Adult Social Care Commissioning Service –

Last updated on 28/03/2023