The government has announced a new care homes support package backed by a 600 million adult social care infection control fund. This has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. This guidance provides information on the support package.
The government has written to councils and care providers outlining the details of the support package and has provided additional advice and resources to help stop the spread of infection.
Information has been added to the care home support package attachment: a template for local authorities has been added under the heading 'Publishing your rate uplifts and other extra funding for care providers on your website'.
Attached the template for local authorities to return by 29 May as part of local care home support planning.