Help for care homes – Infection Control Fund
In May, the Government announced a £600 million Infection Control Fund available for care homes.
The information on the Government website states:
- £600 million Infection Control Fund to reduce transmission of coronavirus in care homes
- This forms part of wider support for care home residents and staff, including by limiting staff movement, protecting wages and giving access to NHS personal protective equipment (PPE) training
- Each care home in England to be given a named clinical lead to provide direct care for residents
- A wellbeing package will be also launched on CARE Workforce app to support the workforce with Hospice UK and Samaritans
Please speak to your local authority to establish what your care home is due to receive. We are aware that some local authorities are asking for retrospective evidence of how it has, or will be, spent.
Information correct as at 10 June 2020.