On the 14th May 2020 the government announced an additional £600 million to support providers through a new Infection Control Fund. The fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience. The fund is being allocated to local authorities and is in addition to the funding already provided to support the adult social care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been informed that our allocation is £7.187 million pounds and 75% will be allocated to care homes, in line with certain defined conditions.
In light of the imperative to stop outbreaks in care homes, the government have asked local authorities to review or put in place a care home support plan, drawing on local resilience and business continuity plans. A planning return was submitted on 29th May. The return consists of a completed template and covering letter. In the spirit of transparency, these planning returns have been made public.
As such here are the links to our two documents, submitted on the 29th May 2020: